ERIC Number: ED210448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of a Regional Communications and Planning Model. Project Report. Information Series No. 14.
Steenhausen, Nancy E., Ed.; And Others
A three-year project to develop and implement a regional planning and communications model for vocational education was conducted in the River Hills Region of southern Indiana. The project attempted to facilitate communications and coordinate the efforts of educational institutions, community agencies, and employers in providing efficient vocational education tailored to community, employer, and student needs. The River Hills model consisted of three major components--the organization and leadership component, the communications component, and the planning component. Methods used to develop and implement each component included publications, surveys, training presentations, and advisory councils. The project experienced many problems in developing communication links among regional educational institutions, and found the development of regional planning to be a large task, left unfinished at project completion. The major accomplishment of the project was to facilitate communications between educational institutions and community agencies, thereby fostering the idea that the economic well being of the region can be addressed through the cooperative efforts of representatives from these agencies. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Publicity, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Vocational Education Services, 840 State Road 46 Bypass, Room 111, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Vocational Education Services.
Identifiers: Indiana (South)