ERIC Number: ED200261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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A Current Assessment of How Community College Vocational Education Leadership Needs Are Met: Implications for the Future.
Ringling, Dennis F.
As vocational programs take on increased importance during the 1980's, it becomes necessary to assess the effectiveness of the vocational education leadership exercised at the national, state, university, and local college levels. At the national level, leadership is evidenced in legislatively mandated programs, such as the Graduate Leadership Development Program, and in the activities of the National Center for Vocational Education. At the state level, leadership has been exercised through the Educational Commission of the States and through the provision of in-service activities for educators. Universities have helped fill the leadership void through innovative programs, such as Temple University's Leadership Intern Field Experience, and leadership potential has always existed with instructors and deans at local colleges. Yet, several leadership problems have yet to be addressed: (1) a national policy for leadership development should be implemented in an effort to increase articulation among the states; (2) more states and colleges should become aware of the activities of the National Center for Vocational Education; (3) research should become less dependent upon targeted project monies, which leave many vocational education areas wanting; (4) the "good old boy" leadership network which exists within the states should be severed; and (5) college instructors need to take on a more professional attitude. Without enhanced leadership, vocational education programs are surely endangered. (JP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: National Center for Vocational Education OH