ERIC Number: ED159411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
State Plan: Career Education in Kansas. Kansans Developing Today for Tomorrow through Career Education.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
This document consists of two publications: the five-year state plan for career education in Kansas and a handbook providing guidelines for program development at the local school level. The plan includes the following information: (1) the results of a two-year needs assessment survey; (2) its two goals: first, to increase awareness of the benefits of career education and encourage support for the adoption of comprehensive career education programs in all state school districts; and second, to provide assistance (consisting of financial aid, instructional materials, demonstration projects, and personnel) to schools for implementation; (3) the objectives, activities, and strategies necessary to achieve the goals; (4) personnel needs; (5) an estimated budget; (6) an evaluation design to assess the plan's effectiveness; and (7) appendixes providing developmental milestones and background information. The handbook, which deals with implementation of the state plan by local educational agencies, is divided into four developmental stages, encompassing sixteen steps: awareness (conducting local awareness activities and obtaining local school board commitment); program planning (organizing local advisory councils, conducting local needs assessment to determine program goals, developing performance objectives and an evaluation plan, and instituting a pilot test program); program implementation (preparing staff and suggesting sources of external support); and program evaluation. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Community Support, Competency Based Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Master Plans, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Pilot Projects, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Districts, State Aid, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.