ERIC Number: ED212765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-8
Reference Count: 0
Hermantown, Duluth, Proctor Vocational Education Feasibility Study. Research and Development Project in Career Education, Vocational.
Reichert, Robert J.
A study investigated the feasibility of cooperation and sharing of secondary vocational education facilities and programs of the Duluth, Hermantown, and Proctor School Districts, Minnesota. Focus was on formal creation of a cooperative center. A walk-through inspection was conducted of secondary vocational education classrooms and facilities in the three school districts. New directions in vocational education were also considered, because due to rapidly expanding technology and the need to maintain facilities and equipment current with technology the three districts would perhaps benefit from cooperation in vocational education. An estimate of student demand for programs that might be offered through a cooperative center was prepared by use of a student survey at the Hermantown and Proctor School Districts, enrollment projections, and demand calculations based on experience of the Duluth School District. Optional methods for calculating a local district share of the cost of operating a cooperative center were also devised. Other issues regarding creating and operating a cooperative center were considered, including staff options, ownership of facilities, efficient use of teacher and student time, and restriction to secondary vocational education or inclusion of other courses. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cooperative Centers (Vocational); Minnesota