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ERIC Number: ED186630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effectiveness of Postsecondary Vocational Education Advisory Councils.
Schultz, Jerelyn B.; And Others
To determine the effectiveness of local postsecondary advisory councils in Iowa, this two-phase study surveyed every Iowa postsecondary vocational instructor to identify programs utilizing local advisory councils, the composition of these councils, and names and addresses of leading council members. Phase 2 used a more detailed questionnaire designed to obtain data on council operating procedures, council functions, and council effectiveness. The phase 2 questionnaire was sent to 220 vocational instructors and 258 advisory council members. Among the findings of the study was that of the 439 pcstsecondary vocational programs responding to the phase 1 survey, 374 indicated they utilized a local advisory committee. A representative council contained ten members and was chaired by a professional school employee. Phase 2 questionnaire data indicated that most functions performed by 85 percent or more of the local councils were related to curriculum development and evaluation: developing objectives, identifying needed occupational skills, recommending content, determining course relevancy, reviewing projects for instruction value, identifying labor market needs, recommending employability standards, and evaluating programs. (Summary data tables are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, April 11, 1980). Not available in paper copy due to uneven print quality.