ERIC Number: ED529243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Health Sciences. Program CIP: 51.0000
Murdock, Ashleigh, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Health Sciences is a pathway of courses for students in the Health Sciences career cluster. The Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States' Career Clusters Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education as well as begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides. Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) Mississippi Academic Standards; (3) ACT College Readiness Standards; (4) National Industry Standards; and (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Allied Health Occupations Education, Courses, Time on Task, Competence, Course Objectives, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Academic Standards, College Readiness, Scoring Rubrics, Check Lists
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi