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ERIC Number: ED016829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 61
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Reference Count: 0
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OHIO OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING UNIT. INTERIM REPORT.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
THE MAJOR THRUST OF UNIT ACTIVITIES DURING THE FIRST PERIOD OF OPERATION, JUNE 1, 1965 TO NOVEMBER 30, 1966, WAS TO EXTEND AND IMPROVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WITHIN THE STATE. DEVELOPING CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION WITH LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL OFFICIALS WAS AN EARLY EFFORT. SUCH COMMUNICATION RESULTED IN THE UNIT'S MAKING COST PLANS FOR DEVELOPING VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, INITIATING GUIDELINES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR USE BY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF EDUCATION, AND MAKING COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL SURVEYS FOR STUDYING JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IN APPROXIMATELY ONE-THIRD OF OHIO'S COUNTIES AND IN CLEVELAND. IN STIMULATING RESEARCH, THE UNIT HELPED IN IDENTIFYING OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING NEEDS OF YOUTHS AND ADULTS IN OHIO AND MADE NUMEROUS PRESENTATIONS BY MEANS OF WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, STAFF MEETINGS, AND GENERAL GATHERINGS AT UNIVERSITIES, TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, CITY, COUNTY, AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. THE PUBLICATION "R.C.U. NOTES" CONCENTRATED ON UNIT FUNCTIONS, PROPOSAL EVALUATION, AND THE ERIC SYSTEM. THE UNIT STAFF ASSISTED IN OVER 150 RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS, MANY FOR FEDERAL FUNDING. THE UNIT WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN COMPLETING SEVERAL MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS. A MASTER PLAN OF JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE STATE WAS COMPLETED, AND A STATEWIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SURVEY AND COOPERATIVE WORK WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN IN DEVELOPING A NATIONAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION DIRECTORY WERE CONTINUED. OTHER PHASES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WERE STUDIED. TO FURTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, THE STAFF ATTENDED MEETINGS, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CONFERENCES, AND REVIEWED THE LITERATURE. A MAJOR FUNCTION WAS COORDINATING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES AT BOTH STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS. FIVE QUARTERLY REPORTS CONTAINING UNIT ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN BOTH TABULAR AND SUMMARY FORM ARE INCLUDED. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: OHIO