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ERIC Number: ED138713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
National Conference for State Vocational Education Planning Staffs. Final Report.
Copa, George H.; Geigle, Erwin K.
Nominated by State and territory directors of vocational education, 25 participants attended a conference designed to improve their skills and abilities to (1) define and justify factors to consider in adding, retraining, or deleting vocational education programs; (2) identify and translate manpower information for planning vocational education; (3) assess cost effectiveness of alternative means of delivering vocational education; (4) use a management information system in planning vocational education; (5) do communications needed to make a working plan for vocational education, and (6) staff a State department for planning vocational education. As background for the conference 57 skills important to State vocational education planning staff members had been identified from a theoretical and performance perspective in six areas of competence: Political, economic, cultural, organizational, personal, and inquiry and communication. Validation of importance had been determined after review of the skills by 51 State or territory directors of vocational education and 47 executive directors of State or territory advisory councils for vocational education. Learning strategies selected to deliver conference topics were simulations, readings, formal presentations, discussions, workshop, panel, and self-analysis. Most participants (75%) were very satisfied. Included with the report are prepared conference papers, the questionnaire on skills and knowledge needs, and a list of participants and resource staff. (LAS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Conference Reports, Conferences, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Planning, Job Skills, Management Information Systems, Professional Training, Program Development, Skill Development, Staff Development, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.