ERIC Number: ED190770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A View from the Bridge: State Educational Information Programs in Mid-Stream.
Franklin, Paul L.; Macy, Francis U.
A 1980 study focused on state programs for development of Educational Information Centers (EICs), statewide educational information programs in their second year of federal funding. State coordinators of EIC programs in eighteen states were surveyed in person or by telephone about five areas of EIC effort: collaboration with other state programs, networking local services, information development and dissemination, staff training and development, and research and evaluation. Extensive collaborative efforts were found to abound. Joint planning activity, notably with State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees, dominated, although examples of cooperative funding efforts to avoid duplication were noted. Virtually every state EIC indicated development of a network of local information and counseling services as a program focus. The greatest point of consistency among the EICs was their desire to improve quality and availability of educational information. Nearly every state had or was developing some type of information directory or service--information directories, statewide toll-free telephone service, or computerized career information systems. Training activities for local providers of educational and occupational information and counseling tended to be informational and networking in nature. States were minimizing research and evaluation activities in favor of a focus on development and implementation of services. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Counseling Services, Counselor Training, Educational Counseling, Educational Research, Evaluation, Federal Aid, Hotlines (Public), Information Centers, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Staff Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning
National Center for Educational Brokering, Office of Publications, 405 Oak St., Syracuse, NY ($1.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Brokering, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: Educational Information Centers