ERIC Number: ED023916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Procedure for Determining Vocational Education Needs Through Community Analysis. NRCUVT Series No. 2.
Cromer, Chalmers A.
Designed as a model for determining vocational education needs, the procedures recommended in this publication were tested in 20 Nebraska communities during 1965, 1966, and 1967. Data gathered by a study of local vocational needs can be beneficial to policy making groups in evaluating the entire educational program and in determining demographic patterns. Some major objectives of local community analysis are to: (1) evaluate existing vocational courses and determine needed additional offerings, (2) focus attention on the development of quality comprehensive community programs, (3) summarize occupational opportunities within a community, (4) assist local schools in establishing the type of vocational offering which will generate a desirable curriculum balance, (5) determine the need for supplemental education and training or retraining, and (6) supplement local data with area and state data to project a regional picture of employment opportunities. The document content includes: (1) philosophy, (2) purpose, (3) objectives, (4) benefits, (5) model, (6) a 7-step outline for determining vocational education needs, (7) determining multi-county vocational education needs, and (8) problems in compiling area data. The appendixes contain sample forms for use in a survey. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.