ERIC Number: ED171918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Updating Promising Practices in Oregon Career and Vocational Education. Final Report.
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocation-Technical Education Unit.
A project was undertaken to update a handbook entitled "Promising Practices in Oregon Career and Vocational Education" (ED 130 140), which covered the vocational research and exemplary projects conducted during fiscal years 1970 through 1975. (An update was published previously for fiscal 1976--see ED 145 143.) Twenty such projects conducted during fiscal 1977/78 were identified for possible inclusion and were then judged according to significance of educational problem, effectiveness of performance, and transportability. Out of the twenty, eight were found to satisfy these requirements and were included in the handbook update. The educational levels impacted ranged from elementary to postsecondary, and the areas impacted included career awareness, exploration, and specialization. besides thorough documentation, the eight chosen projects were characterized by staff commitment and continuity of key project staff. Other innovations considered "promising practices" focused on handicapped students and the reduction of sex bias and sex-role stereotyping. Based on the selection process, it was concluded that (1) greater attention needs to be paid to planning, implementing, and managing projects and their evaluation; (2) adequate documentation is required; (3) more projects would have qualifited if they had accomplished all of their objectives; (4) funding of $5,000-$15,000 appears to provide optimum results; and (5) more projects should address the needs of the handicapped and disadvantaged and should provide documentation to substantiate efforts to reduce sex bias and sex-role stereotyping. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Documentation, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Research Reports, Sex Bias, Teachers, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocation-Technical Education Unit.
Note: Appendix A will not reproduce well due to small print; For related ducuments see ED 130 139, ED 130 140, and ED 145 143