ERIC Number: ED041123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Curriculum Initiation in Wisconsin Vocational and Technical Schools.
Barocci, Thomas A.
Curriculum initiation in public vocational programs in Wisconsin is an unstructured procedure, is conducted from an inadequate data base and with little or no involvement of local advisory committees. Improved procedures are recommended for the purpose of facilitating curricular relevance to rapidly changing occupational needs. Data collection was by personal interview with 74 vocational school directors and local coordinators and 61 advisory committee chairmen. Also, 102 randomly selected vocational school teachers provided information by a mailed questionnaire. Environmental and policy and/or information variables were studied as significant determinants of curricular program decisions. Environmental variables include enrollment, type of school, city size, male/female student ratio and part-time/full-time ratio. Policy and/or information variables include the rationale and the data base for initiating new curriculums. It is recommended that state education agencies form an alliance with state employment service offices which can serve as Manpower Service Centers. Such centers could provide up-to-date labor market information for a state, area, or city. In the interim, the improved use of local advisory committees is recommended. (CH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin