ERIC Number: ED164876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Planning or Vocational Education. A Guide for Administrators. [8th Yearbook of the American Vocational Association].
Lamar, Carl S., Ed.
This book was designed to serve as a guide for vocational education administrators in implementing comprehensive program planning (the process of forecasting the future and then preparing for it) as called for in the Education Amendments of 1976. The content is presented in ten chapters. The first provides an overview of comprehensive planning in vocational education, while the next chapter proposes a decision-making strategy for program planning. Chapter 3 covers the rationale and need for comprehensive planning at the national, state, and local levels. The focus of the fourth chapter is on information systems for planning, including the design, operations, and use of information systems. Chapter 5 on the use of resources to support planning functions discusses the securing, allocation, and management of resources. In the next chapter the human element in comprehensive planning is covered and includes staff involvement in planning and the effective use of advisory groups. Chapter 7 deals with the training of personnel to plan effectively, while the eighth chapter covers the implementation of the planning program. Chapter 9 discusses different planning techniques, such as the Delphi technique and advocate team progress. The last chapter focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of comprehensive planning. Four case studies demonstrating exemplary approaches to state plan development are appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Advisory Committees, Community Planning, Comprehensive Programs, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Instructional Systems, Management Information Systems, Policy Formation, Prediction, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Role, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Yearbooks
The American Vocational Association, 2020 North Fourteenth Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201 ($12.00; 10-19 copies, 10% off; 20-29, 15% off; 30-39, 20% off; 40-49, 25% off; 50+, 30% off)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1976; United States