ERIC Number: ED402419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Curriculum Quality Standards for Vocational Education: A Guidebook.
Dougherty, Barbara B.; Ellibee, Margaret A.
This guide to curriculum quality standards for vocational education begins with an outline of potential uses for the standards and indicators. The next section provides a list of the standards and indicators developed by the national task force of NCPQ (National Consortium for Product Quality). The standards guide the NCPQ curriculum review process. They are broad, qualitative ideals of what is valued in instructional products. The indicators represent essential attributes that support the standards and can be designed by the user to evaluate materials in an objective or measurable manner. These standards are listed: content, instructional, student assessment, and equity/diversity. The following section describes the two-phase process that is the NCPQ curriculum product review. The document concludes with a sample product review; a list of sources of technical assistance, including Internet sites, state vocational and technical education curriculum centers, and state liason representatives; a glossary of terms, a list of NCPQ Task Force members; and NCPQ standards and indicators. Contains approximately 125 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Instructional Material Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
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.