ERIC Number: ED305480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
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Adapting Vocational Curricula to Changes in Business and Industry: A Comparative Analysis of Three Cases.
Brandsma, Jittie; And Others
A comparative analysis was made in the Netherlands of three projects aimed at answering the following research questions: (1) what are the backgrounds and characteristics of the methods for the construction of qualification profiles (a description of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job performance) for the curriculum and training design used in these projects? and (2) what are the advantages or disadvantages of the application of these methods? Models were constructed for the analysis of methods, and data were gathered through analysis of project documents. A comparative analysis was also performed. The three projects used these procedures: the Mantelproject procedure, Frey's curriculum conference approach, and the conference model of the National Institution for Curriculum Development. The Mantelproject procedure aims at the identification and clarification of those elements of occupational practice that are considered relevant for vocational training. In the curriculum conference approach, representatives of different institutions try to reach consensus about the objectives and content of a curriculum to be developed during a 2- to 3-day deliberation. The curriculum conference model is a strongly structured group deliberation procedure of 3 days. Results were analyzed and compared, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each research method, with each shown as valuable for different situations. (29 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 2-6, 1988).