ERIC Number: ED217163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Problem-Solving Process: A Planner's Handbook for Program Improvement. Leadership Training Series No. 63.
Kowle, Carol P.; And Others
This handbook provides program planners in vocational education with self-paced instruction in the framework of a problem-solving approach to program improvement. (The process can be applied to vocational school administration and management, student services, staff development, and instructional program areas.) Section 1 is a brief overview of the problem-solving process and identifies 12 milestones. Sections 2-5 are devoted to the four major phases of the program improvement process: needs assessment, search and selection, implementation, and evaluation. The format of each section follows a similar pattern: objective and purposes, initial background information, profile of a hypothetical area vocational school and case study materials, the learning experiences that include the milestones (in a more detailed form of checklist) and the detailed learning activities, and supplementary resources (such as informative material, additional references, additional readings). Section 6, Summary, contains the 12 milestones and related checklist. The appendix is Tools for Educational Change: Twenty-Eight Techniques for Implementing Innovations, in which each technique is discussed in terms of advantages and disadvantages regarding product, client, and advocate, and advice is offered for realistic, active use of each technique. (YLB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Educational Planning, Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Media Selection, Needs Assessment, Pacing, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Staff Development, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($7.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.