ERIC Number: ED126242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Implementation of a Model Regional Information System for Vocational-Technical Education. Final Report. Vol. 1.
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.
Volume 1 of the report, covering the period July 1, 1974 to December 31, 1975, describes project goals, phases of operation, procedures followed, and results. Three planning and development districts in Appalachia were involved: Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia (encompassing an 18 county area). Three principal project goals were: (1) to develop a model regional information system for vocational technical education, (2) to test that model, and (3) to determine the feasibility of regional research and development efforts for information systems in terms of sharing information across political and geographic boundaries, range and scope of information requests, and problems in tracking manpower. Phases of operation included development of information files, user inservice training, system operation, and system evaluation. Results of a 57-item needs assessment questionnaire given to 40 administrators (with 36 responding) are discussed, while a data collection section reports on the sources used and variables considered. Twenty-five administrators, participants in a two-day workshop, evaluated the model, concluding that the Regional Information System offers great potential as a planning tool for vocational-technical education. Rankings are presented in tabular form. Further implementation considerations and recommendations are discussed. (MW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Systems, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.