ERIC Number: ED166541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Advisory Committees: A Theoretical Model to Meet Current Societal Trends.
Scheller, Myrnabelle B.
Following a literature review of occupational advisory committee models, a model meeting twentieth-century needs and trends was developed. The design and organizational structure of the model provides for the following: a planned, accountable method of accomplishing goals and for promoting the image of vocational education; a planned, accountable method for providing a competency-based, task-oriented, skill-producing curriculum; and a coordinated total assessment and a cooperative effort between industry and vocational education from the grass-roots level of the community being served. The findings include the following: (1) the occupational advisory committee model, as discussed in the literature, is non-specific in schematic form and only partially exists at the local level; (2) the strength of the literature model is in the concept of vital role (the connecting link between the educational agency and industry); (3) methodology for the utilization of advisory committees is lacking in the research writings of vocational educators; (4) a gap exists between theory and function, and (5) the newly proposed model should meet the purpose of advisory committees, the need for a cooperative effort by all existing educational institutions, and the current societal trends better than do existing models. (EM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Institutional Cooperation, Masters Theses, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Wisconsin - Stout