ERIC Number: ED444003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental & Agricultural Systems Career Cluster ITAC for Career-Focused Education. Integrated Technical & Academic Competencies.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Designed for Ohio educators responsible for planning programs to prepare high school students for careers in environmental and agricultural systems, this document presents an overview of Ohio's Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITAC) system of career-focused education and specific information about the environmental and agricultural systems ITAC career cluster. The first half of the document, which introduces the ITAC system's underlying principles and elements, contains the following items: (1) descriptions of the three types of integrated competencies (core, career cluster, and specialization) forming the ITAC model; (2) guidelines for using ITAC; (3) an explanation of the components of the 51 core ITAC; and (4) a table detailing the academic connections in the core ITAC. The second half of the document, which focuses on the environmental and agricultural systems career cluster ITAC, is divided into six sections, each of which focuses on one of the following strands deemed essential for all careers: solving problems and thinking skillfully; communicating effectively; applying technology; working responsibly; planning and managing a career; and managing resources. Each section contains the following items: expectation; competencies; sample scenario; sample guiding questions; connections to core ITAC competencies; connections to academic models; and connections to Ohio's proficiency tests and ACT Work Keys. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Education, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Money Management, Occupational Clusters, Partnerships in Education, Performance Factors, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skilled Occupations, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Teaching Guides, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Thinking Skills, Time Management, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Wellness, Work Attitudes
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090, Tel: 800-848-4815, ext. 24277, Fax: 614-292-1260, Web site: http://www.cete.org/products (ITAC Cluster-E/A, $20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Keys (ACT)