ERIC Number: ED331998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Challenge: 2000. Strategic Implementation of Georgia's Postsecondary Vocational Education System.
Arbor Gate Group, Peachtree City, GA.
A review of strategic planning needs of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) identified current understandings and expectations regarding strategic planning around the state as seen by key staff and other constituents. Bases of the review were the four components of the DTAE's Strategic Development System: levels of strategic involvement, types of strategic analysis, organizational result areas, and strategic options. The review investigated knowledge of what was happening in one's geographic area as well in larger contexts; types of research activities needed to monitor and create change; people necessary for operations, organizational activities, and structures to support the activities; and organizational decision making. Interviews with 35 DTAE Board members and staff, advisory board members, state legislators, and state agency representatives focused on understanding of DTAE, major needs of DTAE, vision for the year 2000 regarding education in Georgia, and variations on these topics. Sixteen institute presidents and 65 other persons participating in an inservice training session were surveyed on questions ranging from opinion of the need for strategic planning to specific help needed to address strategic issues. Responses showed that: (1) nearly one-quarter of their time is spent on strategic planning; (2) a high percentage cited the local level as a major source of planning information; (3) opinions were divided over the need for statewide strategy; and (4) a strategic planning model and information assistance were most frequently cited needs. (Appendixes include an interviewee listing and a draft request for proposals that provides an outline of the action steps necessary for designing a statewide strategic planning system.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Futures (of Society), Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, State Departments of Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Systems Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Arbor Gate Group, Peachtree City, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia; Strategic Planning