ERIC Number: ED424403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Putting the Pieces Together: Integration of Academic and Vocational Technical Education. South Dakota Integration Training Model. 2nd Edition.
Kucker, Marsha; Smith-Rockhold, Gloria; Bemis, Dodie; Wiese, Vickie
This document is a compilation of materials on integrating academic and vocational technical education. Section 1 presents integration basics, including a definition, its benefits, barriers, conditions required for integration, and models, pros, and cons. Section 2 focuses on curriculum alignment and provides steps for designing an integrated unit of study and sample time frame for course alignment. Section 3 addresses goal/rationale, concepts, essential questions, and theme. Section 4 provides materials on standards: the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills standards with examples of employability-related student activities, instructional strategy development form, and ideas for integrating employability competencies into academic courses. Section 5 provides materials on topics engaging instructional strategies, multiple intelligences, assessing how students learn, and activity planning forms. Section 6 on assessment covers the following: defining assessment, Bloom's taxonomy, comparison of typical and authentic tests, assessment methods and products, and rubrics. Section 7 contains a suggested agenda for a 2-day training session with related handouts and forms. Section 8 contains five project examples, each with these components: school district/address, subject/programs areas, goal, objectives, career readiness skills, career clusters, duration, materials/resources, instructional activities, and assessment. Section 9 is a glossary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Standards, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
South Dakota Curriculum Center, 435 South Chapelle, Pierre, SD 57501-3210; Tel: 605-224-6287.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Dakota State Dept. of Education, Pierre. Div. of Workforce and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Curriculum Center, Pierre.; Lake Area Technical Inst., Watertown, SD.; Mitchell Technical Inst., SD.