ERIC Number: ED353472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Examples of Integrated Academic and Vocational Curriculum from High School Academies in the Oakland Unified School District.
de Leeuw, David; And Others
This report provides examples of curricular integration produced by teachers in three career academies in Oakland, California. It describes ways in which academic and vocational teachers have created explicit connections between their separate subjects. Following a preface, "Oakland Academies Magnet Programs--An Overview" (Allie Whitehurst-Gordon), explains how career academies are implemented in the Oakland Unified School District. These aspects of program design are considered: student selection, program structure, community support, and district and school support. The next three sections describe the health (life science), media (humanities), and preengineering (physical science) academies. Each section begins with a description of the academy program and an outline of the 3-year sequence of courses for students in that academy. Specific illustrations of integrated curriculum are then given in detail for each academy. "Health Academy" (David de Leeuw) provides information for teachers and student worksheets on these topics: clinical applications of knowledge about the heart, vital signs lab, and family medical history. "Media Academy" (Stephen O'Donoghue, Michael Jackson) contains materials for teachers, procedures, and example(s) of student work for book of essays, book of bimodal biographies, student magazine, and advertising project. "Pre-Engineering Academy" (Carl Hertenstein) provides materials for engineering graphics, descriptive geometry, and physics I, II, and III. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Engineering, Engineering Education, High Risk Students, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Journalism, Journalism Education, Magnet Schools, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.