ERIC Number: ED318915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Locating Vocational Education Curricula. ERIC Digest No. 97.
Wagner, Judith O.
To find vocational education curriculum materials, educators can contact their State Liaison Representative (SLR) to the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education (NNCCVTE), regional Curriculum Coordination Center (CCC), state vocational education resource center (SVERC), and/or one of the consortia that develop and sell vocational education materials. They may also search the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and VECM (Vocational Education Curriculum Materials) databases. ERIC is a general education database that contains more than 700,000 references to print documents. VECM is limited to instructional materials but includes audiovisual as well as print materials. The NNCCVTE is made up of six regional CCCs and a web of SLRs that serve as links between the education community of a particular state and its regional CCC. One of the advantages of borrowing curriculum from a regional CCC is that the materials can be reviewed and evaluated before purchase. Some SVERCs are maintained as libraries of print and audiovisual vocational education materials, and provide services such as curriculum development workshops and computer searches. SVERCs can be contacted by calling a state department of vocational education, SLR, or CCC. Among the many commercial and nonprofit agencies that develop curriculum materials are the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS), Mid-America Vocational Curriculum Consortium, and American Association of Vocational Instructional Materials. (CML)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.