ERIC Number: ED205813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Update of Oregon Vocational Project Review System (Promising Practices). Final Technical Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocation-Technical Education Unit.
The purposes of a project were to update both the Oregon vocational research and exemplary project review system and the handbook, Promising Practices in Oregon Career and Vocational Education. A management team guided project staff in revising the data collection methodology and selection process. Interim accomplishments included review of literature, collection of project documents, review of project documentation, and review of the model. Sixty-six promising practices appearing in the 1979 edition of the handbook were reviewed. Thirty-three were updated, rewritten, and included in the 1981 handbook; the other 33 were deleted. Of 21 new projects or innovations examined, eight were included in the new handbook without reservation and five with reservation. Practices included in the handbook addressed career awareness, exploration, preparation, and specialization. Fifteen of them sought to reduce sex bias and sex role stereotyping. Public schools were the leading developers of practices. It was concluded that practices may have been designated as promising if credible evaluation had been conducted, if means were available for communicating them to others, and if better documentation were available. (Appendixes include the revised review process, revised innovation review sheet, and innovation selection criteria.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Diffusion, Disabilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Guides, Information Dissemination, Instructional Innovation, Postsecondary Education, Review (Reexamination), Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocation-Technical Education Unit.
Identifiers: Oregon; Program Review; Promising Practices Diffusion Project
Note: For a related document see CE 029 644.