ERIC Number: ED347356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Strategic Curriculum Updating Process. A Modular Approach to Keeping Curriculums Current with Changing High-Technology Requirements.
Mero, J. Timothy, Ed.; And Others
This handbook describes the processes used in a project to identify technological changes taking place in business and industry and to infuse content related to these changes into the curricula of technical colleges and local education agencies in rural areas. The handbook includes 15 modules. The first module explains the system developed by the project, and the other modules present more specific processes. Topics covered are the following: high-technology curriculum updating processes; envisioning process; needs assessment; planning and conducting statewide or regional surveys and interview surveys of businesses and industries; planning and conducting follow-up studies; planning and conducting a Delphi study; selecting appropriate sampling techniques and determining valid sample sizes; working with small groups; necessary skills matrix; articulation--helping students transition from secondary to postsecondary institutions; module development guidelines; evaluation; work-based learning experiences; and developing partnerships between education and business and industry. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Followup Studies, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Research Methodology, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Small Group Instruction, Surveys, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: Developed as part of the High-Technology Training Model for Rural Based Business and Industry, Technical Colleges, and Local and State Educational Agencies.