ERIC Number: ED444013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections: A Curriculum Ideabook for Teachers of Applied Academics and Business & Management.
Harrington, Lois G.
This Ideabook is designed to help vocational/tech prep and applied academics teachers plan and present their subject matter in a more integrated way. Section 1 discusses integrating the curriculum, rationale for using the curriculum, and how the book helps teachers modify their instructional programs to more closely match demands and realities of the real world. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies and SCANS foundation skills and qualities are listed. Section 2 looks at the three levels of integration: infusion; linked; and multidisciplinary. Section 3 presents strategies and activities a teacher can use to make academic instruction more integrated, divided into these areas: teach thinking strategies; use authentic assessment tools; use rubrics and periodicals; simulate the workplace; incorporate projects; use demonstrations and discovery; use planning tools that support integration; and devise joint plans with other teachers. Section 4, focusing on the information superhighway, covers the Internet, World Wide Web, e-mail, newsgroups, mailing lists, and Web sites. Section 5 describes curricular resources for applied communications, mathematics, and science; applied communications; applied mathematics and science; applied mathematics; and applied science. Contact information is also provided. Section 6 contains excerpts from the Occupational Competency Analysis Profile for business administration and management. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Classroom Techniques, Communications, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Integrated Curriculum, Internet, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Managerial Occupations, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Occupational Information, Performance Based Assessment, Science Instruction, Sciences, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tech Prep
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.