ERIC Number: ED045837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Continuation of the Occupational Research and Development Unit for the State of Illinois. Final Report.
Gray, Robert Kent; And Others
Since its inception in 1965, the Illinois Research Coordinating Unit (RCU) has continued to be involved in innovative activities for measured change in vocational education. The use of ancillary monies for contractual research and development activities has been the major thrust of the unit. The Illinois RCU has played a significant role in leadership development through the implementation of broad state interagency planning, the development of an Educational Professions Development Act (EPDA) leadership program, and through the development of a state plan for the administration of vocational and technical education. This role of change agent has had considerable impact on vocational education by encouraging, stimulating, and implementing new programs. The RCU staff has been and continues to be in the forefront of the development of a new breed of "Vocational Engineers." In the future the Unit will continue to enter into contracts for the establishment of programs in the areas of research, experimental, developmental, and exemplary activities. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.