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ERIC Number: ED138756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Recommended Requirements for a Comprehensive Management Information System for Occupational Education. Final Report.
In a study designed to identify information needs of persons who make management decisions about public school vocational education programs in Texas and who develop ways to meet these needs through use of a management information system, particular emphasis was given to the information needs of management within the Texas Education Agency relating to areas of long range planning, legislative proposals, accountability, and funding requirements. A series of interviews was conducted with 29 persons representing management and middle management from the Department of Occupational Education and Technology and the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency. Information obtained was analyzed for common elements and expressed data needs which are required for decisionmaking. Visits were made to several States which are currently leaders in the process of developing effective management information systems. Results of the study provide (1) a detailed listing of the basic issues involved in program decisionmaking relating to vocational education; (2) a tentative listing of needed data elements to be considered in a management information system; and (3) recommendations for the implementation of a management information system. Recommendations are included. Appendixes contain an interview guide, a preliminary list of needed data elements for an occupational management information system, a representative list of specific vocational education questions, listing of occupational education reports, data elements for a management information system for occupational education, and sample system data collection instruments from Florida, Illinois, and Tennessee. (Author/LAS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decision Making, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Information Needs, Management Information Systems, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning, Surveys, Systems Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Texas