ERIC Number: ED234192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Home Economics Instructional Materials Exchange Network Plan. Final Report.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Instructional Materials Center.
A project was undertaken to establish plans for a network through which postsecondary vocational home economics institutions in Texas could exchange instructional materials. After reviewing current literature on the idea of an instructional materials exchange, project staff mailed letters to the Board of Education in each of the 50 states regarding the possible existence of a sharing network in each state. Next, the researchers surveyed select postsecondary personnel throughout Texas to determine their level of interest in the concept of a materials exchange network. A tentative plan was then developed and submitted to all postsecondary vocational and technical deans or directors and program coordinators in Texas for their approval. Based on the administrators' responses, a three-year plan was developed for an instructional exchange network. Covered in the final plan are the following: methods of materials acquisition, evaluation, cataloging, storage, and retrieval; use of the computer in cataloging; needed physical facilities; recommended personnel requirements and qualifications; means of publicizing the network and encouraging membership; means of increasing communication and the human resource potential of the network; suggestions for using advisory councils, linking agents, and review boards; and evaluation of the total network operations. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Data Collection, Exchange Programs, Home Economics Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Sources, Information Storage, Information Systems, Instructional Materials, Linking Agents, Personnel Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Publicity, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, State Programs, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Instructional Materials Center.