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ERIC Number: ED010854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING UNIT.
LOUDERMILK, KENNETH M.; RICHMAN, ROBERT W.
THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE IDAHO OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING UNIT INCLUDED CONDUCTING OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH, COORDINATING ACTIVITIES AMONG VARIOUS AGENCIES, AND PROVIDING RESEARCH CONSULTING SERVICES. SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE UNIT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF ITS OPERATION IN JUNE 1965 WERE--(1) THE IDENTIFICATION OF ISSUES AND PROBLEMS RELATING TO THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, (2) THE TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS INTO CURRICULUM ADVICE FOR SCHOOLS IN THE STATE, (3) THE TRAINING OF OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCHERS, AND (4) SURVEYS TO DETERMINE THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS RELATED TO VARIOUS OCCUPATIONS, AS WELL AS AVAILABLE LITERATURE ON THESE OCCUPATIONS. THE FUTURE PLANS FOR THE UNIT INCLUDED--(1) A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE COORDINATION OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES RATHER THAN DIRECT PARTICIPATION, (2) A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE UNIT'S COMPLETED RESEARCH EFFORTS, (3) A GREATER CONTRIBUTING ROLE TO THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, AND (4) AN EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH PROJECTS WHICH HAVE A THEORETICAL BASIS AND/OR, WHICH WILL YIELD RESULTS HAVING UTILITY BEYOND A SPECIFIC SITUATION OR LOCALE. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT THE UNIT WAS ABLE TO OFFER IMPORTANT SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGES IN AND ADDITIONS TO THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL PROGRAM. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: MOSCOW