ERIC Number: ED156845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Development and Implementation of an In-Service Training Dealing with the Use of Advisory Committees in Michigan's Vocational Education Programs.
Skupin, Joseph F.
To ascertain the effectiveness of the inservice approaches utilized in the original Michigan Vocational Education Advisory Committee Project, a followup state survey was conducted. The original project, to improve the operating effectiveness of vocational education advisory committees throughout the state, involved (1) development of a guide to provide inservice education for vocational directors, teacher-educators, teachers, and advisory committee members, (2) a series of fifteen regional workshops to acquaint teachers and administrators with materials and techniques, and (3) utilization of second-party trainers as workshop leaders for a series of additional workshops. Analysis of data showed that 90% of the 900 participants received the Guide for Effective Utilization of Advisory Committees; three-fourths felt it was useful; vocational administrators expressed a need for more information on the State Plan and ongoing vocational technical programs; many teacher-educators are not updated to developments in the field; advisory committee members are not knowledgeable in some areas of their involvement; and the second-party trainer approach was effective due to the person-to-person communication lines that developed between teachers, administrators, and second-party trainers. Recommendations include continuation of the second-party trainer approach for both inservice and for information dissemination. (Over half of the report consists of data tables and appended survey materials.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.