ERIC Number: ED118841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Roles and Objectives of State Research Coordinating Units as Perceived by RCU Directors and State Directors of Vocational Education. [Summary].
Clemmons, Jesse Stewart
The summary describes a study comparing the perceptions of Research Coordinating Unit Directors (RCUDs) at various administrative levels and State Directors of Vocational Education (SDVEs) regarding the roles and objectives of the RCUs in the various States. Roughly 90% of the respective samples responded to mailed questionnaires. The data demonstrate that: many RCUs had been administratively relocated since 1966, mostly to within the State Departments of Education (SDEs); RCUs outside the SDE had larger staffs and more experienced directors; more than half of all RCUs administered the State share of exemplary funds; most of the RCUs administering funds from the Educational Professions Development Act were located outside the SDE; RCUDs and SDVEs agreed on the role they perceived and projected for RCUs in various administrative relationships with the SDE; both RCUDs and SDVEs projected and perceived identical roles for RCUs administratively located outside the SDE; both RCUDs and SDVEs projected greater levels of role responsibility than they perceived were occurring for RCUs administratively located within the SDE; and RCUDs and SDVEs assigned relatively equal ranks to a list of 15 RCU objectives. (JR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.
Note: For the complete study, see CE 006 385. Report presented at the National Conference of Research Coordinating Unit Personnel (Denver, Colorado, March 17, 1975)