ERIC Number: ED024799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Improving Opportunities for Vocational-Technical Education in Montana; Report of a Statewide Survey by a 10-Member Survey Staff.
School Survey Service, Columbus, OH.
In an effort to improve vocational-technical education in Montana, the 1967 legislative assembly requested a private survey to examine public education in the state and make recommendations. Some major conclusions were: (1) Junior and community colleges had little impact on vocational-technical education, (2) The state staff organization was not conducive to program growth and development, (3) The small high school districts in the state limited the growth of vocational-technical education, (4) The contribution of the vocational advisory council was minimal, (5) The educational effort reflected a degree of confusion, lack of communication, and laggardness, (6) Professional and lay groups showed a high level of interest in vocational-technical education, and (7) High school programs were not always geared to current needs in business and industry. Some major recommendations were: (1) the development of increased communication between educational leaders and lay leaders, (2) organization of the state's educational system, (3) development of four to six post high vocational-technical centers covering large geographic areas, (4) more effort and financial resources devoted to planned research, (5) development of an expanded vocational-technical education program, and (6) improvement and clarification of certification requirements. (DM)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, High Schools, Higher Education, Organization, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Regional Schools, State Surveys, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Vocational Training Centers
School Survey Service, 709 Stinson Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214 ($6.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Survey Service, Columbus, OH.