ERIC Number: ED242963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Future Curriculum Needs in Vocational Education and Training. Proceedings of the East Central Network for Curriculum Coodination and the United States Department of Education, Region V (Chicago, Illinois, October 26, 1983). Public Hearing.
East Central Network for Curriculum Coordination. Springfield, IL.
This publication contains the testimony of a hearing held to learn about the regional curriculum needs and priorities of individuals and groups from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The East Central Curriculum Coordination Center is described as the largest of the six curriculum centers, standing as an example of the cooperative efforts of 12 states, and is the only nationally organized, regionally coordinated, and locally controlled vocational curriculum instructional organization. The technical assistance provided by the center includes assisting states, developing tools, and implementing inservice activities. Liaison and networking relationships include promoting personal communications with individuals, groups, and curriculum consortia and providing a fast and effective means for obtaining and disseminating information. Quality and effectiveness can be improved through the development of a computerized library system. Recommendations emerge from the synthesis of testimony. They include to seek federal funding to expand ongoing services, to build more effective liaison and networking relations, to incorporate those aspects that will increase the quality and effectiveness of the networking, and to acquire federal and state approval and funding to implement clients' suggestions and meet curriculum needs throughout the East Central Network. (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitudes, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Hearings, Information Networks, Linking Agents, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Research Coordinating Units, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Central Network for Curriculum Coordination. Springfield, IL.
Identifiers: East Central Curriculum Coordination Center IL; Illinois