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ERIC Number: ED132261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Occupational Education Information Needs and Governance Patterns in Selected California Community Colleges.
Using the DELPHI technique, 111 individuals identified as management team members for occupational education (in eight selected California community colleges), were chosen for this study designed to provide information perceived to be needed and useable for effective planning of occupation education in community colleges in California. Three communication rounds used to acquire the information, involved participant ratings of the following eight decision areas on an 11-point continuum in relation to degree of importance for educational planning: Program goals, program objectives, program planning, advisory committees, operational budget, coordination and direction, evaluation, and emphasis on occupational counseling, guidance, and placement. A total of 193 information factors were generated within the eight areas. (Overall ranking and independent ranking by college is provided in tabular form for each information factor.) Statistical analysis of the data indicated a significantly high relationship between institutions and management teams' perceived importance of information factors which would be needed and useable for effective planning for occupational education. Information factors relating to commitments and attitudes were ranked most important. Factors relating to facilities, equipment, and staffing requirements were ranked lowest. Of the eight decision areas, evaluation received the highest overall ranking. In relation to governance, most occupational education decisions are perceived to be made by the dean of instruction; the chief occupational administrator is perceived to make decisions about the advisory committee area. (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
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Identifiers - Location: California