ERIC Number: ED226169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-6
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Needs Assessment: A Model for Trade & Industrial Education Decision-Making.
A multi-dimensional needs assessment model has been developed to provide a research tool for the review of statewide curriculum needs in vocational education. The model provides for an integrated review of selected demographic, educational, and decision-making data to target vocational education program areas and occupational titles for additional research and development while also reflecting the social, economic, and technological elements of society that impact on vocational education. It consists of five sequential parts with data categorized according to their distinctive sources. Six weighted community-based variables and 15 unweighted school-based variables are included in the model. Community-based data are collected through a two-stage DELPHI survey from selected state and federal data bases. School-based data are collected through site visits to vocational schools by research teams using a specifically designed curriculum rating schedule. The five parts of the model are (1) decision-making factors, (2) a DELPHI review (determination of those occupational titles in a vocational education program area likely to be most important during a projected 5-year period), (3) demographic importance (collection and application of state and federal data), (4) educational need (review of selected curriculum materials), and (5) a decision-assisting review. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Atlanta, GA, December 6, 1981).