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ERIC Number: ED529542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2006 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Outboard Marine Engine Mechanics. (Program CIP: 47.0692 - Outboard Engine Mechanics I)
Chavarria, Ricardo; Bounds, Terry
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). Outboard Marine Engine Mechanics is an instructional program that provides students with basic skills related to the care, service, and repair of outboard marine engines. Students receive instruction related to safety, tools and equipment, fasteners, measurement, engine identification, basic electrical, engine principles and design cooling systems, lubrication systems, fuel and carburetor systems, shop management, mechanical remote control assembly, propeller and trim, mechanical gearcase, advanced fuel systems, advanced carburetion, ignition systems, and engine overhaul. The program also prepares students for advanced study at the postsecondary level in Marine Engine Mechanics (Gasoline). This program was written to include the Equipment & Engine Training Council's Standards for 2- & 4-Stroke Gasoline Engines. Appended are: (1) Equipment & Engine Training Council, OPE Category 1, 2- and 4-Stroke Cycle Gasoline Engine Standards; (2) Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students; and (5) Evaluations and Rubrics for Outboard Marine Engine Mechanics. 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; Tests/Questionnaires
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 Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001