ERIC Number: ED056186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Improving the Preparation of Professional Personnel for Vocational Education in Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.
Nichols, Charles W.
Nineteen participants, along with special consultants, took part in an institute designed to examine and categorize the information services needed by vocational educators in order to use research and other technical information, in planning, implementing, and evaluating vocational education programs. A second objective of the institute was the assessment of the major active or planned information systems or services relevant to vocational education. Presentations heard at the institute include: (1) "ERIC: An Information System," by Roy Butler, (2) "Research Coordinating Units As An Information System," by Clayton Omvig, (3) "An Innovative Program: The Minneapolis Work Opportunity Center," by Michael Joseph, (4) "Occupational Training Information System," by Paul Braden, and (5)"A New Approach to Vocational Teacher Education," by Carl Gorman. Such techniques as total group lectures, large and small group discussion, small group work sessions, and individual conferences with the resource consultants were used to enhance the skills and knowledge of the participants and to achieve the objectives of the institute. An analysis of a 6-month followup indicates high participant satisfaction with most aspects of the institute. (JS)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Information Services, Information Systems, Institutes (Training Programs), Models, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Coordinating Units, Research Utilization, Talent Development, Urban Areas, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.