ERIC Number: ED355358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Appalachian Technology Education Consortium, Morgantown, WV.
Year 1 of the Appalachian Technology Education Consortium Demonstration Project began with formation of an executive committee to serve as the managerial arm and establishment of a board of directors to determine policy direction. Other activities included planning for external evaluation, recruiting of demonstration and observer schools, and establishment of a Professional Development Resource Center (PDRC) at each of four consortium member institutions. Concept-based technology instructional modules that integrated concepts from mathematics and science were developed in three areas: communication, production, and transportation. Modules underwent a content review and were tested in secondary technology classrooms in Pennsylvania. Companion pre-post technological concept literacy tests were developed. Three Teacher Capability Institutes (TCIs) were conducted. The final phase was teaching of the modules in demonstration schools. During Year 2, private sector funding efforts and PDRCs were continued, the last modules were developed, literacy tests were developed and analyzed, the last TCIs were conducted, and modules were demonstrated and disseminated. The management team carried out the primary aspects of the evaluation plan, including site visits and analysis of module performance. (Appendixes include evaluation letters and a replication handbook that lists by topic how the project was conducted, points out problem areas, and offers suggestions to alleviate difficulties.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Integrated Curriculum, Learning Modules, Material Development, Mathematics, Pretests Posttests, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Sciences, Secondary Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Technology Education Consortium, Morgantown, WV.