ERIC Number: EJ1154844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Critical Components of Curriculum Development for Career and Technical Education Instructors in the United States
Wang, Victor C. X.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v1 n1 Article 5 p72-89 2010
Developing curriculum(s) requires instructors to take into several factors. These factors can be viewed as critical components of curriculum development for career and technical education (CTE) instructors. Without adequately addressing critical components such as curriculum history, curriculum theory, curriculum philosophies, curriculum processes, curriculum implementation and evaluation, CTE instructors will fail to develop sound/meaningful curriculum(s). This article attempts to discuss those critical components in order to help instructors in the field. As curriculum development in the United States is characterized by both centralization and decentralization, it is essential that CTE instructors should be equipped with necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to develop practical curriculum(s) that they can use to benefit their own teaching.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Career Education, Technical Education, Teacher Competencies, Educational History, Theories, Educational Philosophy, Skill Development, Goal Orientation, Planning, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Evaluation, Adult Education
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Education Level: Adult Education
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