ERIC Number: ED060199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
An Investigation of Decision-Making Practices in Illinois Junior Colleges with Implications Toward a Systems Approach to Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Occupational Education As Part of the Phase II Report.
Borgen, Joseph A.; Davis, Dwight E.
As part of the Phase II report of the Illinois Occupational Curriculum Project, this document focuses on the structuring of a model for occupational curriculum development and evaluation. Thus, a questionnaire was developed to identify: (1) the tasks and various activities within the institutions, (2) some of the key curriculum changes that have been made and how these changes have progressed from the initial effort to final adoption, and (3) the decisions made, how they were made, and who was involved in them. Conclusions based on data collected and analyzed included: (1) More junior and community colleges should complete a manpower survey, (2) Job analysis surveys should be completed or utilized in occupational program planning, (3) One of the primary methods used in the development of occupational programs and courses was the reviewing of programs of other institutions, and (4) Most of the decisions pertaining to occupational program identification and development were made by the occupational dean. Upon completion of Phase II of this project, Phase III is proposed for pilot testing the model. Related documents are available as VT 014 775 and VT 014 776 in this issue, and ED 050 270. (JS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Formative Evaluation, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Systems Approach, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Illinois Occupational Curriculum Project, Joliet Junior College, 1216 Houbolt Avenue, Joliet, Ill. 60436 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Joliet Junior Coll., IL.