ERIC Number: ED306417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Occupational Program. Information Manual for Administrators, Counsellors, and Teachers. Interim--1989.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.
This manual is designed to help school staff implement the Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) in grades 8-12 in Alberta, Canada. The IOP serves students who have experienced prolonged difficulty with regular elementary and secondary programs. It is intended to help them become responsible members of society, develop entry-level vocational abilities, and recognize the need for lifelong learning. The program involves curriculum integration, with concepts presented in core subjects being reinforced through concrete applications in other subject areas. Social skills are integrated into every IOP course. The manual contains these five sections: Overview; Junior High Integrated Occupational Program; Senior High Integrated Occupational Program; Suggestions for Successful Implementation; and Community Partnerships. Concrete advice is given on what kinds of teachers are likely to be successful IOP teachers; the coordinator's role; how to use the curriculum guide; using a problem-solving model; understanding the cognitive development of the IOP student; setting expectations; evaluating students' work; the oral demands of the classroom; techniques for maximizing classroom effectiveness; and student behavior indicators. Job aids for the teacher are included for assessing students' notebooks; interviewing students about an essay/project/report-writing assignment; assessing examinations; and assessing how much information students have gained from texts. (CML)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Occupational Clusters, Prevocational Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada