ERIC Number: ED215105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Organization and Operation of Kentucky's Vocational Education Learning Centers. Final Report.
Omvig, Clayton P.; Tulloch, Charlotte
A project was undertaken to develop a model for organizing and operating learning centers in secondary and postsecondary vocational schools as well as in community colleges in Kentucky. During the first year of the project models were developed for learning centers at both instructional levels. Stressed in each model was the use of key elements of individualized instruction, including diagnosis, prescription, instruction, and evaluation. The instructional phase of the secondary/postsecondary vocational learning center model included specific developmental programs for the prevocation student and for full-time vocational students as well as a developmental program available to members of the community on a walk-in basis. Among those instructional options available at the community college learning centers were guided individualized independent study, development courses, adjunct courses, learning strategy workshops, and peer and faculty tutoring. Second year project activities included production of a learning center handbook, assessment of students participating in the program, and study of allocation of time at the various centers. While the centers were originally found not to be operating in a manner totally consistent with the program models, the discrepencies in operation were identified and addressed. (The related learning center handbook is available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Job Training, Learning Laboratories, Material Development, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 031 731.