ERIC Number: ED435837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Locating Vocational Education Materials. ERIC Digest No. 213.
Wagner, Judith O.
Vocational educators seeking curriculum materials, lesson plans, classroom activities, and other instructional materials can locate them in a variety of places. The ERIC database is a good source of information about the following instructional and resource materials: curricula, project descriptions, lesson plans, classroom activities, task lists, and guidelines for developing curricula. ERIC can be searched on the World Wide Web and at most university, state, and resource library centers. Networking with colleagues and participating in listservs such as CAREERTECH, which is maintained by the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, are two excellent ways to find and obtain recommendations for materials. Another great source of information for vocational-technical educators is the World Wide Web, which includes websites of many commercial and nonprofit publishers and the Vocational Education Resources site. (A 32-item annotated bibliography constituting approximately 75% of this document lists the following: addresses of 9 commercial publishers and subjects covered by their publications; 5 curriculum labs; 3 curriculum consortia; 4 curriculum developers; 6 state/regional resource centers; 4 miscellaneous sources of vocational education materials; and 2 related resources.) (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Clearinghouses, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Internet, Listservs, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Publishing Industry, Regional Planning, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, School Districts, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, World Wide Web
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.