ERIC Number: ED182455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Managing Program Improvement: One State's Approach. Executive Summary. Information Series No. 192.
McCage, Ronald D.
This executive summary highlights key elements of a paper produced by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education for persons interested in maximizing benefits from research and development in vocational education. This summary describes the legislative background, conceptual model, essential framework, and operational guidelines for a state-managed vocational education program improvement system. One state, Illinois, is used to illustrate the program improvement function through the research coordinating unit. The concepts in the paper may take various forms of relationships and procedures within a particular state governance structure, but the concepts of priority development, research and planning, development and testing, and diffusion/implementation are considered essential to a comprehensive program improvement framework. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Governance, Guidelines, Models, Program Development, Program Improvement, Research Coordinating Units, Research Design, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.80).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 023 890