ERIC Number: ED347276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of an Integrated Vocational Academic Instructional Manual for the Rhode Island Department of Education. Emergence of VTO Education in America Seminar.
Lembo, Beverly F.
A manual was developed for use by the Rhode Island Department of Education to introduce the faculty of the William R. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School (Lincoln, Rhode Island) and other secondary schools to the rationale for integration of academic and vocational instruction. A literature review was conducted to provide a conceptual framework for the manual and to determine the type of content to be included. It addressed cognitive, economic, and social justice issues relevant to integration of academic and vocational instruction. A search for similar manuals found none. The manual created contains nine sections, eight of which are concerned with conceptual categories of information that would document and substantiate the rationale for integration of academic and vocational education. The nine sessions are: (1) The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990; (2) Global Competition; (3) The Changing Nature of Work; (4) American Education--How Our Students Perform; (5) New Cognitive Research and Implications for Vocational Education; (6) Employability Skills for the Changing Nature of Work; (7) Models for Integrating Vocational and Academic Education; (8) Specific Benefits of Integrated Curriculum; and (9) Conclusion. This report's five chapters discuss background and significance of the research; the literature review; the methodology used; the results obtained; and conclusions, implications, and recommendations. Appendixes, amounting to about one-third of the report, include a list of 16 references, validation letters, and the complete manual. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational Research, Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Models, Orientation Materials, Statewide Planning, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island