ERIC Number: ED124791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Research Priorities for Vocational-Technical Education in Maine. 1975-1977.
Work, Gerald G.; Ryan, Charles W.
The report presents the findings of a study conducted to determine priority areas for research in vocational-technical education in Maine for 1975-77 as perceived by practitioners. A list of vocational education research areas was developed as a survey questionnaire and administered to 244 professional staff members of the seven postsecondary vocational-technical institutions in the State. One hundred and forty-nine (61%) were returned. Responses were analyzed question-by-question for each of five areas: needs for vocational education, curriculum development, instructional learning processes, student development and needs, and administration of vocational education. The responses are first reported by question according to institution, and following that, the highest priority responses for each of the five areas are reported, reflecting the following concerns: labor market requirements; assessment of educational needs of 16-18 year olds; development of new programs from emerging technologies; relating preparation competencies to job entry; development of multimedia instructional approaches; vocational counseling and followup; provision for advanced placement; and exploration of the role of the vocational, technical, and adult education system within postsecondary education. A sample questionnaire is appended to the report. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Vocational Education Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maine