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ERIC Number: ED138814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Selected Organizational and Administrative Variables on Continued and Extended Use of Exemplary Projects in Vocational Education. Research and Development Series No. 116.
Hull, William L.; Bina, James V.
An exploratory research study of exemplary part D projects funded during the first cycle, July 1, 1970, through June 30, 1973, was conducted (1) to examine administrative and organizational variables which influence continuation and replication of materials and activities of exemplary projects; and (2) to formulate this knowledge into a brief, useful demonstration guide for local project directors (see CE 011 157). A mail survey with followup procedures by telephone and mail was the primary means of data collection. Fifty-four of the 59 (92%) vocational education exemplary project directors responded. Thirty-nine of 78 (50%) replication site respondents returned the questionnaires. Followup visits to selected exemplary sites for the current year were used to check the validity of the survey. Onsite personal interviews with 26 selected project directors and staff members in 11 States were also conducted. During these visits, project personnel reviewed drafts of the demonstration guide. A key finding indicated that those sites most likely to continue the demonstration collected evaluation data more frequently than those sites less likely to continue. Additional findings indicated that project continuation was associated with (1) use of an experienced project director; (2) use of weekly staff meetings; (3) use of one to six hours of staff inservice; and (4) use of students and labor representatives on advisory committees. (Authors/LAS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adoption (Ideas), Agencies, Demonstration Programs, Diffusion, Educational Innovation, Federal Aid, Information Dissemination, Material Development, National Surveys, Organization, Organizational Communication, Program Administration, Research, School Districts, Secondary Education, Site Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.