ERIC Number: ED080656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Information Utilization by Vocational Educators.
McCracken, J. David; Gillespie, Wilma B.
To describe the information-seeking behavior of local administrators, teacher educators, state directors, and state supervisors of vocational education, data from four previous studies were examined and user profiles were prepared for each of the four groups. The profiles contained information describing these eight dimensions of information utilization: (1) the work setting, (2) personal characteristics, (3) major professional problem areas, (4) decision-making mode, (5) information services used, (6) information sources or products used, (7) characteristics or criteria of products used, and (8) personal information sources. Guidelines for planning and improving information dissemination systems and information utilization processes were developed by project staff after examining the user profiles and the reactions, suggestions, and criticisms offered by a jury of vocational and technical educators. The guidelines are grouped into the eight dimensions describing information utilization. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.