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ERIC Number: ED018658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-27
Pages: 27
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RESEARCH COORDINATING UNIT FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. FINAL REPORT.
PILANT, GEORGE P.
THE WASHINGTON RESEARCH COORDINATING UNIT (RCU), ORGANIZED IN THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ON JUNE 1, 1965, AIMED TO INITIATE, COORDINATE, AND RELATE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH, ACTIVITIES, AND INFORMATION TO MEET THE VOCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE STATE'S YOUTH. MAJOR PROJECTS CARRIED OUT UNDER CONTRACT BETWEEN THE RCU AND OTHER AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS WERE--(1) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GRADUATE FOLLOWUP SYSTEM USING DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, (2) A NEEDS SURVEY FOR OCEANOGRAPHY TECHNICIANS, (3) THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM FOR DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION, (4) AN AGRI-DISTRIBUTION EDUCATION FEASIBILITY STUDY, (5) THE OPERATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATIVE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLERS, AND (6) THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. THE UNIT STAFF CONDUCTED AN OVERALL COST STUDY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN THE STATE AND IN-DEPTH ANALYSES OF THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS FOR ENGINEERING AIDES, OFFICE OCCUPATIONS, ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, WELDING, MID-MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES, KEY PUNCH OPERATORS, AUTO MECHANICS, AND DATA PROCESSING TECHNICIANS. THE UNIT OFFERED CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR A STUDY OF MANPOWER NEEDS IN HEALTH OCCUPATIONS, FORMATION OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT IN THE SEATTLE SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND A SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. RCU PERSONNEL ATTENDED STATE AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND DISSEMINATED INFORMATION ABOUT COMPLETED PROJECTS. HOWEVER, DISSEMINATION IS AN AREA THAT NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON