ERIC Number: ED171944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
IVA. Improving Vocational Administration. Final Report.
EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.
The Texas Improving Vocational Administration (IVA) project was conceived to improve preservice and inservice programs for vocational education administrators. Primary objectives were to (1) develop a method, including a survey, to determine existing inservice and preservice administrative training program competencies; (2) determine, using the survey, the programs' influence on the administrator's ability to meet the needs of special groups; (3) identify professional administrator competencies for vocational program responsibilities; (4) develop modular materials to meet administrators' needs; and (5) design and validate a training package to increase administrators' management skills. As a result of the needs assessment of practicing superintendents and principals and twenty-eight Texas higher education institutions, areas were identified for the development of instructional materials. Preservice/inservice training materials were arranged in six units: legislation affecting vocational education, vocational education funding and fiscal management, advisory councils, organizational and administrative structure, administration and supervision, and program planning. The unit format includes description, goal, objectives; resource readings; learner activities; self-assessment and answer key; and transparency masters. The materials were sent to participating universities for review and field testing. In addition, four workshops were held to introduce the materials to vocational education administrators. (CSS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, School Surveys, Skill Development, Staff Development, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX.