ERIC Number: ED067451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Short Term Institutes for Inservice Training of Professional Personnel Responsible for Vocational-Technical Education in Western Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.
Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Vocational Education.
This federal project to improve vocational education in the inner cities in the West, involving 10 inservice institutes with 720 vocational educators from 24 metropolitan areas, aims to formulate career education models which meet the training needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, to evaluate the applicability of vocational education techniques, and to develop positive attitudes in the "change agents." This final report presents descriptions and evaluations of ten separate institutes, which were implemented by a steering committee, coordination committee, research consortium, advisory council, and project consultants. Two evaluation forms were used both for pre- and post-testing of each institute and a third form at the close of the institute. Overall project evaluation included one questionnaire for the inservice participants and one for the directors of vocational education in 15 Western metropolitan areas. Data indicated a positive impact of the institutes upon local programs, both from the viewpoints of the participants and the city directors. The team approach was deemed beneficial for accomplishing project goals. The extensive appendixes give the evaluation instruments and lists of project participants. (AG)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Inner City, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Metropolitan Areas, Professional Personnel, Professional Training, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Vocational Education.