ERIC Number: ED314581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Plumbing and Heating. COM-LINK. Competency Based Vocational Curricula with Basic Skills and Academic Linkages.
This competency-based module uses the Ocean County (New Jersey) Vocational-Technical Schools curriculum-infused model for infusing basic skills instruction into vocational education. The model demonstrates the relationship of vocational skills to communication, mathematics, and science. The document begins with a philosophy statement; preface; a table that explains the number of hours required for academic credit in various programs and the number of those hours that are devoted to basic skills and vocational activities; matrices that show in which courses specific basic skills are taught; a list of objectives; and an explanation of student activities. Most pages in the document are tables that describe the relationship of vocational skills to basic skills within the plumbing and heating program. These pages are organized by instructional unit and the topics within them. For each topic and associated task(s) are listed the theory and basic skills covered. Also listed are the expected student outcomes. The 19 instructional units included are: orientation; materials: steel pipe; fittings: steel pipe; hand tools: threading steel pipe; power tools; hand tools: manual; hand tools: power; measuring; cast iron soil pipe selection (C.I.); no-hub soil pipe selection; copper tubing; plastic pipe and tubing; waste pipe/venting; testing; plumbing fixtures and appliances; waste handling techniques; water distribution; hot water heating systems; and solar. (CML)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Building Trades, Buildings, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Construction Industry, Construction Materials, Craft Workers, Hand Tools, Heating, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Plumbing, Safety, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Shop Curriculum, Skilled Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see CE 053 146-174.