ERIC Number: ED206931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Curriculum Resource Assessment. Final Report.
Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Secondary School Work Experience Education.
A project assessed the vocational curriculum resources available to teachers in Connecticut and determined whether these resources met needs of vocational educators. The project was designed as a series of 48 in-depth, on-site interviews at regional vocational-technical schools, educational resource centers, secondary schools, the State Department of Education, cooperating library service units, and regional vocational agricultural centers. Purpose of the interviews was to research goals, objectives, funding sources, materials, services, and equipment available and existing problems. It was determined that few resources exist exclusively to service needs of vocational educators, existing resource centers need to be expanded or new centers must be developed to meet educator needs, use of instructional technological equipment should be expanded, a networking or sharing system of resources should be developed, and user fees could expand the funding base. Two major concerns of all facilities were funding and collaboration. Appendixes, amounting to approximately three-fourths of the report, include (1) site visit summaries; (2) directory of resource centers that provides this information: name, address, hours, phone, contact person, general description, curriculum areas, materials and services, population served, loan policies, and fees; (3) questionnaires; and (4) completed information sheets. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Directories, Education Service Centers, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Institutional Cooperation, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Secondary School Work Experience Education.