The preparation of instructional materials for orientation of Grade VIII students to the Conception Bay South pre-vocational courses : a project report

Hicks, Benvie Earl (1972) The preparation of instructional materials for orientation of Grade VIII students to the Conception Bay South pre-vocational courses : a project report. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The objective of this project was to devise materials and bring together information that could be used by guidance personnel and teachers to help the grade eight student make pre-vocational course choices for grade nine at the Conception Bay South District Vocational School. -- Out of this overall objective there developed three sub-objectives which were as follows: -- 1. The development of an information package to be used by guidance personnel and teachers to help the grade eight student make pre-vocational course choices for grade nine at the Conception Bay South Pre-Vocational Pilot Project. -- 2. The development of an annotated bibliography on the pre-vocational courses and related areas that could be drawn on by teachers and counsellors to provide readily available career guidance information for grade eight students. -- 3. The development of ten slide-tape presentations, one on each pre-vocational course, to be used by teachers and counsellors to give the grade eight student an insight into what is involved in each course offered by the Conception Bay South Pre-Vocational Pilot Project. -- The achievement of each of objective resulted in three products as follows: -- 1. An information package for teachers and counselors. -- 2. An annotated bibliography. -- 3. Ten slide-tape presentations. -- This project took approximately six hundred and ten man hours to complete, and its approximate cost was $533.88 for materials. -- The overall evaluation of the three products was carried out by teachers, counsellors, a panel of experts, grade eight students, and grade nine students. All evaluators determined the that products were suitable for the purposes for which they were designed. -- The limiting factors in this project were as follows: -- 1. The amount of time that was available if the products were to be ready for the school year beginning in September of 1973. -- 2. Because of the time factor involved, the slides in some of the presentations do not completely cover the course. -- 3. The technical quality of the slide-tape presentations is limited in some cases. -- 4. The amount of money that was available for the preparation of the project. -- 5. Pre-vocational course content can be expected to change, and more up to date materials will be brought into the Department of Education, Audio-Visual Division. These factors may cause the present materials to become outdated. -- As a result of the project a number of recommendations were made. For use, the recommendations included getting the products into the schools where they can do the most good, using the information package and the slide-tape presentations for public relations purposes, having the information package drawn up into a handbook for students, having the information in the annotated bibliography distributed to guidance counsellors for use in their guidance programs, and having the materials examined for use elsewhere if the pre-vocational program is extended to other areas in Newfoundland. For improvement of the products, the recommendations included having the slide-tape presentations made over in other forms if the appropriate equipment cannot be made available, making improvements in the technical quality of the slide-tape presentations, having people in the actual occupations filmed for inclusion in the career areas discussed on the tape, having the materials on the typing course revised subsequent to the implementation of the new business fundamentals course, and having the electronics slide-tape presentation re-edited before it is presented to students. The general recommendations included having the three products brought up to date when they become obsolete, and having provision made for updating of the guidance materials available from the Department of Education, Audio-Visual Division.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7899
Item ID: 7899
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaf 52.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1972
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Vocational guidance; Technical education--Newfoundland and Labrador

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