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ERIC Number: ED027634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 35
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Technological Change and Educational Obsolescence: Challenges to Administrators as Managers of Change.
Kraft, Richard H.P.
The recognition of the growing interdependence between vocational-technical education and industry is a major feature of the educational history of our times, but much of the planning work in vocational-technical education is still limited to general studies of historical data or to the analysis of alternative programs. The educational planner-administrator needs predictive quantitative models which can be used to identify longterm technological changes. Not all administrators, however, are willing to consider and be constrained by the requirements of the occupational purpose of their products. The problem, then, is to develop a system which would coordinate occupational requirements and occupational-technical education planning objectives. Three central "follow-up" considerations to the objectives of a vocational- technical education planning process are (1) ensure that action follows policy, (2) develop improved understanding of technological developments among administrators, and (3) give primary attention to those generic-system environment relationships which are affected by planning decisions. (Author/HW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5-8, 1969).