ERIC Number: ED198246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment for Vocational Education Administrators: An Evolving System for Staff Development Decision Making. Preliminary Report.
Leske, Gary; Frederickson, Steve
The goal of a project was to develop staff development needs assessment instruments and procedures to benefit practicing and pre-service vocational education administrators. The information provided would assist them in planning for and participating in self-improvement activities. The needs assessment instruments developed viewed the administrator in his/her position from three perspectives/domains: (1) content and application of a vocational education administrator knowledge base, (2) operation in terms of general administrative/managerial competencies, and (3) responsibility for and performance on specific administrative tasks. Instruments and processes were developed through an extensive literature review and work of two advisory committees made up of practicing vocational education administrators. During pilot testing, Minnesota secondary and postsecondary vocational education administrators administered the needs assessment to appropriate persons in their schools. A needs assessment feedback format was then developed which presented information by the three domains. Within each domain the individual administrator's information was presented in three stages: average ratings for specified areas in the domain, specific items selected for consideration as concerns and potential needs, and individual item ratings and parallel assessment average ratings. Appendixes include the needs assessment instruments and pilot test feedback format. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Feedback, Information Processing, Job Skills, Management Development, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Test Construction, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Some pages will not reproduce well due to small print. For a related document see CE 026 386.