ERIC Number: ED342964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Applied Learning Techniques of Basic Skills into the Secondary Vocational Education Curriculum. Final Report.
Jonesboro School District 1, AR.
The Jonesboro Area Vocational High School was the Arkansas pilot site for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) initiative to improve the basic competencies of high school vocational students. The project aimed to revise vocational courses to incorporate academic content, to revise course requirements, and to encourage vocational and academic teachers to work together. Two academic teachers responsible for integrating academic content in vocational education taught modules, helped vocational instructors develop instruction, and provided remediation. Staff development for vocational and nonvocational teachers, counselors, and administrators included teaching basic skills and applied learning courses. An advisory committee assisted with student follow-up and provided assistance in evaluation. Evaluation measures included the following: assessment of student achievement in 1988 and 1990 in reading, mathematics, and science; annual studies of vocational program completers; student follow-up surveys; and administrator, counselor, and teacher surveys. Findings were as follows: students met or exceeded scores set as goals; student enrollment in specific mathematics and science courses increased; and a cooperative attitude of students and teachers was noted. (Appendixes, amounting to about three-fourths of the report, include 1988 and 1990 results of an assessment of reading, mathematics, and science in the Jonesboro Area Vocational High School and the 1990 site report.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Basic Skills, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Required Courses, Science Instruction, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Team Teaching, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Jonesboro School District 1, AR.