ERIC Number: ED411456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Prepare To Integrate Academic & Vocational Curriculum. Preparing Better Teachers for Tomorrow Series.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
This module is a performance-based teacher education learning package focusing on preparing better teachers for tomorrow. The module addresses new professional competencies needed by tomorrow's vocational-technical and other career-related teachers and instructors. It provides four learning experiences that integrate theory and application: (1) explain why all teachers should relate their instruction to the world of work and everyday life; (2) describe the characteristics and features of high-quality, integrated academic and vocational education programs; (3) identify the important roles of teachers, administrators, and others in implementing integrated curriculum; and (4) demonstrate readiness to begin integrating academic and vocational curriculum. Each culminates with criterion-referenced assessment of the learner's performance of the specified competency. This module is designed to prepare both academic and vocational teachers to work together to integrate their curriculum. Each of the four learning experiences includes an enabling objective based on the module's performance objectives; several activities; feedback; and a list of resources. The readings and activities are intended to help prospective or inservice teachers understand why it is important for all teachers to relate their subject matter to everyday life and the world of work. Case studies and program summaries present the characteristics of high-quality integrated educational programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Content, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 220 Smithonia Road, Winterville, GA 30683-9527.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.