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ERIC Number: ED529540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-18
Pages: 149
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2005 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Metal Trades. (Program CIP: 48.0590 - Metal Trades)
Brown, Gary; Sample, John; Waits, Jeffrey; Britt, Albert; McKee, Steve; Sullivan, Kirk; Warren, Brian
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 III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The Metal Trades program is designed as a cluster program for preparation to enter the metal working trades. Metal Trades I includes an introduction to the basic metal working processes. Metal Trades II requires that students choose one of two options (Advanced Welding Option or Advanced Machine Shop Option). The purpose of the course is to prepare students to continue study in a postsecondary metal trades program (Welding, Machine Tool Operation, or Sheet Metal) or to begin work at the entry level in a metal trades occupation. This curriculum has been aligned to modules in the Wheels of Learning program as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who study this curriculum using the Wheels of Learning materials under the supervision of an instructor who has been certified by the NCCER are eligible to be tested on each module. Students who successfully pass these tests may be certified to the NCCER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCCER. Metal Trades curriculum framework is aligned to the NCCER Core and Millwright Level I. Appended are: (1) Contren Learning Series Best Practices; (2) Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; and (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001