ERIC Number: ED327735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Materials Technology: The Common Core Skills That are Shaping the Future. Final Performance Report. January 1, 1989-June 30, 1990.
Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA.; Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Richland School District 400, WA.
A materials technology program was developed at Richland High School (Washington) and pilot tested at seven sites in Washington and Oregon. The program created partnerships between science and vocational education teachers at Richland High and Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, and was then expanded to include other high schools, colleges, and other industrial laboratories. During the initial program, a steering committee was organized, a literature search was conducted, a curriculum was developed and validated, teachers were trained, and pilot sites were selected. More than 225 students were enrolled in the program. Teachers were selected and trained in workshops and through industry programs. An evaluation by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory showed that the teacher training workshop and the program both received a majority of excellent or good ratings from teachers and/or students in all categories evaluated. The curriculum and project descriptions were disseminated through educators' and researchers' meetings and workshops. (KC)
Descriptors: Ceramics, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Glass, Industry, Integrated Curriculum, Metals, Pilot Projects, Polymers, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Secondary Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technology, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA.; Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Richland School District 400, WA.