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ERIC Number: ED529543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-18
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2005 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Masonry. (Program CIP: 46.0101 - Mason/Masonry)
Davis, Milton; Harris, Chester; Richards, Toney; Smith, Allen; Weatherly, Ronald; Weeks, W. D.
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). Masonry is an instructional program which prepares students to enter the field of masonry. Study in the course allows an individual to prepare for employment and/or continued education in the masonry field. Included in Masonry I are units of study in student orientation, leadership and employability skills, safety, basic tools and equipment, basic math, masonry units, mortar, concrete, and rigging. Included in Masonry II are units of study in orientation, advanced leadership and employability skills, safety, power tools and equipment, wall layout, drawings/specifications and estimating, bricks, concrete masonry, and stonemasonry and recast panels. This curriculum has been aligned to modules in the Contemn Learning Series as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCC ER). Students who study this curriculum using the Contemn Learning Series materials under the supervision of an instructor who has been certified by the NCC ER are eligible to be tested on each module. Students who successfully pass these tests may be certified to the NCC ER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCC ER. Appended are: (1) Contemn 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