ERIC Number: ED404475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Curriculum Quality Standards for School-to-Work: A Guidebook.
Dougherty, Barbara; Ellibee, Margaret
This guidebook presents information regarding the curriculum standards and indicators of the National Consortium for Product Quality (NCPQ), which was established to link school-to-work curriculum research with quality standards and indicators. The guidebook details the following: the qualitative curriculum standards, supporting indicators for each of the standards, possible forms in which those indicators may appear in curriculum products, the process for reviewing curriculum using the NCPQ standards, and a product profile that summarizes each product reviewed. The standards and indicators provide a tool for evaluating curriculum materials for content, instructional strategies, student assessment, and equity and diversity considerations. In addition, the document contains a list of the 14 curriculum materials cited, 15 other works cited, and a bibliography listing 77 references organized by categories of content standards, instructional standards, assessment standards, equity standards, and curriculum design. Supporting research, resources, and technical assistance for school-to-work curriculum also are provided. Appendices include a glossary of terms, a list of NCPQ Task Force members with affiliations, and the NCPQ Standards and Indicators. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: 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.