ERIC Number: ED206885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of Project V.G.I.P., July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Educational Improvement Center-South, Sewell, NJ.
Designed to help South Jersey school districts address the vocational developmental needs of their secondary gifted students, the Vocational Guidance/Instructional Program for Gifted/Talented Vocational Students (Project VGIP) involved a flexible consortium and development of a handbook of vocational counseling and teaching strategies for gifted vocational students. (Following an assessment of the counseling and instructional needs of gifted vocational students via the I-Gate Survey of South Jersey Gifted and Talented Programs and the Career Development Needs Survey, a total of 10 South Jersey counselors and educators participated in inservice training programs at four sites.) Project activities conducted during the inservice training program included a 10-day planning and development session, identification of the student population, administration of a needs assessment for each district community, and evaluation of the product developed. Participants in the inservice training program acquired the skills to facilitate a team approach for development of a model vocational guidance and instructional program for gifted vocational students in their own districts. Evaluation of the project by an evaluation consultant, a curriculum consultant, and project participants indicated that the combination of inservice training, consortium-developed products, and dissemination of the products was highly cost effective and efficient. (MN)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Administrator Attitudes, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Consortia, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning, Guides, Inservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Counselors, School Districts, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Surveys, Talent, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center-South, Sewell, NJ.
Identifiers: Career Development Needs Survey; I Gate Survey of Gifted and Talented Programs; New Jersey; Project VGIP