ERIC Number: ED361037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Shared Vision Implementation Project, 1988-1991. Final Report of FIPSE Project.
The National Council for Occupational Education (NCOE) and the Community College Humanities Association established the Shared Vision Task Force to examine the potential contributions of the humanities to occupational degree programs. In an effort to implement Task Force findings, NCOE selected the following five institutions to plan and implement model integrated humanities and occupational curricula: Clackamas Community College, in Oregon; Eastern Iowa Community College; El Paso Community College, in Texas; Seminole Community College, in Florida; and Southern Maine Technical College. The first year of the two-year project focused on planning and revising curricula for both humanities and occupational courses, while the second year focused on implementing and evaluating the curricula. Each site determined which occupational program it would revise and received funds for two semesters of release time for two faculty members, one from the humanities and one from a technical program. Evaluations were conducted of both project implementations through site visits and student outcomes via skills assessment instruments. Findings indicated that Southern Maine and Eastern Iowa were the most successful at integrating technical and humanities curricula, and that institutions with successful integration had increases in student performance. A handbook for Task Force consultants, a report of the contributions of the humanities to education, Task Force recommendations, a model site evaluation checklist, and a student awareness and skill assessment instrument are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, General Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), Summative Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Butler County Community Coll., El Dorado, KS.; National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.