ERIC Number: ED303212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
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The Development of a Competency-Based Vocational Articulation Program between Mercer County Community College and Four Secondary Schools.
Purdy, Jeanette J.
The purpose of the practicum described in this report was to develop a competency-based vocational articulation pilot project between Mercer County Community College (MCCC) located in Trenton, New Jersey, and four secondary schools for three subjects: Typewriting I and II, Stenography I and II, and Office Procedures. Chapters I and II provide an introduction to the minimum competency movement and background information on MCCC and the need for improved articulation between the college and local high schools to reduce curricular duplication. After chapter III reviews the literature on competency-based education, chapter IV discusses: (1) the processes involved in developing competency-based objectives; (2) the evaluation of minimum competencies using criterion-referenced tests based on industry standards; (3) the standards developed by MCCC's Division of Vocational Education to assure the use of competency-based objectives and evaluation methods; and (4) systems for documenting achievement. Chapter V provides lists of the required skills and performance objectives, along with competency tests for each vocational subject. Chapter VI briefly reviews the procedures and methods used to develop the articulation program, and chapter VII summarizes results. Finally, chapter VIII presents a summary, implications, and recommendations. Appendixes contain articulation agreements and sample competency tests. (AAC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.