ERIC Number: ED219567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Learning Center Services in Vocational Education: An Adaptable Model. Final Report.
Omvig, Clayton P.; Tulloch, Charlotte
A project was designed to develop a model for learning center organization in the Kentucky vocational schools and to develop a learning center handbook. During the project's first year, meetings of learning center coordinators resulted in development of preliminary models for learning center operation. One was developed for use in vocational schools, another for use in community colleges. The models included a statement of philosophy and operational structure. An organizational structure was also developed for community colleges. During the project's second year a Learning Center Handbook was developed, and the model was implemented in selected cooperating learning centers, following an assessment of the present learning center operation in these schools. This assessment involved an evaluation of student characteristics and of present operating procedures, including how learning center coordinators budgeted their time among various job duties. Recommendations were continued development of new methods, equipment, and instructional materials; monitoring of centers to ensure operation according to stated objectives and procedures; collection of student evaluation data; specification of center functions and allocated resources; and design of centers to meet educational specifications. (Some project materials are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Individualized Instruction, Learning Laboratories, Material Development, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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 related documents see ED 215 105-106.