ERIC Number: ED331972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Across-the-Board Vocational Student Organization Models. Final Report.
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
An Arkansas project implemented 10 vocational student organization (VSO) models developed during a planning grant for across-the-board activities. A State Coordinating Committee consisting of seven individuals who represented all the VSOs in Arkansas was formed. Members' cooperation was a key to project success. Three 1-week Governor's Institutes provided leadership training for approximately 300 students. A packet of materials on parliamentary procedures was developed and disseminated to each Arkansas school in which a vocational program existed. A Legislative Day for VSOs was provided once each year. Discussions were held and recommendations were solicited from the State Coordinating Committee as to the best approach to offering advisor training. A marketing program was considered but determined not to be feasible. A consultant was hired to plan and present leadership conferences for all state officers of the VSOs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. A vocational education workshop for VSO advisors was conducted in conjunction with the summer Arkansas Vocational Association Conference. A statewide VSO newsletter was developed and disseminated. The proposal for a model to develop brochures to develop awareness of VSOs was not carried out. Evaluations of each model indicated students were extremely receptive to the concept of across-the-board activities and each individual activity. (YLB)
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Training, Models, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Student Leadership, Student Organizations, Vocational Education, Workshops, Youth Leaders
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.