ERIC Number: ED181178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Rural Industrial Education Outreach Center: A Systems Approach.
Northern Inst. for Research, Training, and Development, Inc., Anchorage, AK.
A model is proposed for a rural industrial education outreach center which would function on a regional basis providing supportive services to several Alaskan school districts in the areas of needs assessment; identification, purchase, and distribution of instructional materials; design of competency-based programs; teacher orientation and inservice training; and evaluation. Introductory sections document the need for such an articulation system with reference to state education policies and demography. Beginnings of the model are traced to two pilot projects: one on regional sharing of commercially prepared vocational education software between rural school districts in Oregon (the Ken Cook instructional system in Coos County) and the other Alaskan Rural Industrial Education Project involving six school districts in the development of competency based and individualized programs. Presentation of the model itself, based on Havelock's research, emphasizes a systems approach establishing the center in three phases: three districts, regional, and statewide. Objectives are listed under goals of improved industrial education occupational competencies, delivery of overall vocational education services through a support system, and improved interpersonal relationships among all components. A management plan shows sample rotation patterns for materials. Program evaluation procedures, resource requirements, and suggested budget are included. Appendixes contain Alaska employment projections and training needs, information on the Ken Cook system, and pilot program evaluation instruments. (JT)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Budgets, Delivery Systems, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, Rural Schools, Systems Approach, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Northern Inst. for Research, Training, and Development, Inc., Anchorage, AK.