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ERIC Number: ED012330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-15
Pages: 21
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PROPOSAL FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF PROTOTYPE OCCUPATIONAL AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING UNIT.
WATKINS, JAMES F.
THE RESEARCH COORDINATING UNIT (RCU) WAS ESTABLISHED IN AUGUST 1965, IN ORDER TO STIMULATE AND CONDUCT RESEARCH IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. ITS BASIC OBJECTIVES WERE TO (1) INITIATE, STIMULATE, ASSIST, AND COORDINATE RESEARCH ACTIVITY IN AND AMONG EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, (2) CONDUCT RESEARCH INDEPENDENTLY OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER APPROPRIATE AGENCIES, (3) DISSEMINATE THE FINDINGS OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY THE RCU AND OTHER AGENCIES, (4) ESTABLISH EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS, AND (5) APPLY RESEARCH FINDINGS THAT HAVE UNDERGONE ACCEPTABLE FIELD TESTING. THE 11 PROPOSED AND COMPLETED PROJECTS INCLUDE (1) A SURVEY OF COLLEGE COURSE OFFERINGS AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND (2) A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. THE RCU HAS (1) DEVELOPED A RESEARCH INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISSEMINATION SYSTEM, (2) ESTABLISHED A RESEARCH CONSULTING SERVICE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND SUPERVISORS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, (3) INITIATED AND PARTICIPATED IN WRITING SEVERAL PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO FEDERAL AGENCIES FOR FUNDING, AND (4) CONDUCTED RESEARCH PROJECTS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN "BASE-LINE" DATA FOR VOCATIONAL PLANNING. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers: Montana (Helena)