The purpose of this course is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals and to provide information regarding careers in the Government and Public Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to education and information services; natural resource management; public administration; social and economic services; urban, rural and community development; transportation industry; public safety, corrections and judicial services; national defense occupations. Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with the equipment, materials and technology appropriate to the course content and in accordance with current practices.
Florida Standards for English Language Development (ELD)
English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. ELD.K12.SI.1.1
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.
For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at email@example.com.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:
Apply concepts of geography used in government and public administration.
Describe the functions of government and public administration.
Describe communication formats used to facilitate the exchange of ideas in government and public administration.
Discuss the governmental policy making process.
Discuss the importance of health, safety and environmental management systems in government and public administration.
Develop and present persuasive arguments on political and/or social topics.
Manage leadership and communication skills.
Demonstrate good work habits, and career planning.
Integrate the use of science, mathematics, reading, geography, history, writing, and communication.
Identify components of network systems.
Describe and use communication features of information technology.
2015 - 2016
Florida Department of Education
Student Performance Standards
Course Title: Fundamentals of Government and Public Administration
Course Number: 8900500
Course Credit: Semester
This course is designed to provide instruction that explores the tasks, training, education and physical requirements of occupations in the Government and Public Administration career cluster. The content is constructed to develop competencies in the areas of graphic tools and techniques; functions and forms of government and public administration and the mechanics of developing and implementing policy and law.
CTE Standards and Benchmarks
Apply concepts of geography used in government and public administration – the student will be able to:
Identify graphic tools and technologies used in government and public administration occupations.
Locate places and regions using maps and globes.
Create maps and graphs to display geographic information.
Describe the functions of government and public administration – the student will be able to:
Discuss the various forms of governance.
Define the concepts of authority, rights, and responsibility in government and public administration.
Describe communication formats used to facilitate the exchange of ideas in government and public administration – the student will be able to:
Identify public issues at the local, state and national levels.
Debate a public issue of importance to your community
Debate a public issue impacting the state and/or nation.
Make a presentation explaining the impact of a national public issue on your local community.
Conduct an interview on a state public issue
Discuss the governmental policy making process – the student will be able to:
Explain the difference between the legislative branch and executive branch of government.
Explain the role of the legislature.
Explain the role of congress.
Discuss how bills become laws.
Identify organizations that engage in the political process.
Define and use additional networking and internet services.
Describe and use communication features of information technology – the student will be able to:
Define important internet communications protocols and their roles in delivering basic Internet services.
Identify basic principles of the Domain Name System (DNS).
Identify security issues related to Internet clients.
Laboratory investigations that include scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, emerging technologies, tools and equipment, as well as, experimental, quality, and safety procedures are an integral part of this career and technical program/course. Laboratory investigations benefit all students by developing an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills required to manage, operate, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment/tools used to make observations. Students understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.
The length of this course is one semester. It may be offered for two semesters when appropriate. When offered for one semester, it is recommended that it be at the exploratory level and more in-depth when offered for two semesters.
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
FPSA is the inter-curricular career and technical student organization(s) providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills. Career and Technical Student Organizations provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction offered. The activities of such organizations are defined as part of the curriculum in accordance with Rule 6A-6.065, F.A.C.
Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities as identified on the secondary student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 plan or postsecondary student’s accommodations’ plan to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Accommodations change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.
In addition to accommodations, some secondary students with disabilities (students with an IEP served in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)) will need modifications to meet their needs. Modifications change the outcomes or what the student is expected to learn, e.g., modifying the curriculum of a secondary career and technical education course. Note: postsecondary curriculum and regulated secondary programs cannot be modified.
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