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ERIC Number: ED337680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Pages: 371
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to Social Promotion Program at Grades 7 & 8. Final Report.
Wircenski, Jerry L.; Sarkees, Michelle D.
This final report and curriculum guide are products of a project conducted to improve existing at-risk programs through cooperation between vocational and academic personnel by coordinating lesson plans. The following project activities are described: (1) a literature review on the diverse needs of at-risk students enrolled in an alternative to social promotion program containing a vocational component; (2) development of a model program implementation design that addressed course requirements, counseling and guidance strategies, career awareness/investigation leading to vocational assessment, and generalizable skills; (3) development of a curriculum that coordinated the essential elements of academic courses with vocational education; (4) description of effective teaching strategies; and (5) piloting in five school districts. The 12-page final report (plus appended correspondence and evaluation forms) is followed by model lesson plans for the coordinated curriculum for grades 7 and 8. An implementation guide is provided. The lesson plans are given for four interdisciplinary subjects: computer technology/mathematics, English/small engine repair, U.S. history/business office services, life management skills/reading, and earth science/home economics. Components of each lesson plan are as follows: lesson topic(s), required resources/arrangements, teaching method(s), introduction, learning activity, delivery of content, student evaluation, summary, and handouts or transparency masters. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton.
Identifiers - Location: Texas