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ERIC Number: ED011297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 54
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A STUDY OF THE DIFFUSION PROCESS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION INNOVATIONS.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY WAS TO IDENTIFY A COMMUNICATION NETWORK, IF ONE EXISTED, WHICH COULD BE USED TO SHORTEN THE TIME LAG IN ADOPTING EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. FIVE RELATIVELY NEW PRACTICES IDENTIFIED IN EACH OF THE VOCATIONAL SERVICE AREAS WERE SURVEYED. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO ALL SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN HAVING REIMBURSABLE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 118 OF THE 205 SCHOOLS WITH PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE, 265 OF THE 600 WITH PROGRAMS IN BUSINESS, 280 OF THE 600 WITH PROGRAMS IN HOME ECONOMICS, AND 100 OF THE 89 WITH PROGRAMS IN TRADE AND INDUSTRY. THE FOLLOWING DATA WERE ANALYZED FOR EACH SERVICE AREA--(1) THE TIME OF ADOPTION OF THE PRACTICES SURVEYED, (2) PERCENTAGE OF SCHOOLS WHICH HAD HEARD ABOUT THE PRACTICES, ADOPTED THE PRACTICES, AND HAD BEEN OBSERVED BY OTHERS, (3) PATTERNS OF VISITATION NETWORKS, (4) SOURCES OF INFLUENCE USED IN ADOPTING EACH PRACTICE SUCH AS JOURNALS AND CONFERENCES, (5) LIST OF PRACTICES OBSERVED IN OTHER SCHOOLS, (6) NEW PRACTICES BEING TRIED, (7) NEW IDEAS IN THE FIELD, AND (8) DISCONTINUED PRACTICES. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan (Lansing)