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ERIC Number: ED138828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Learning Coordinator: A Study of the Role.
Christensen, Paul R.; Johnson, James N.
To create a detailed functional description of the role of learning coordinator (LC), a position that is connected with Experience-Based Career Education (EBCE), a study was conducted that would provide an empirical basis upon which to plan and design training programs for the LC role as well as to assist in developing guidelines for selecting prospective staff members to serve in the role. The primary method consisted of collecting and analyzing information obtained directly from EBCE staff practitioners (95 at 22 different sites). Information was collected using a survey questionnaire, an activity rating scale, and interviews. Quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed and described. Seven factors or core functions of the LC role were analyzed: Learning process management, community resources coordination, individual guidance and counseling, conducting group sessions, teaching, student assessment, and administrative trouble-shooting. From descriptions and perceptions of LCs who were interviewed, conclusions were made about the focus, approach, and content of the training. Conclusions were drawn with regard to the nature of the task, the nature of the LC's work with students, characteristics and skills needed, relevant work experiences, relevant education and training, and attitudes concerning the role. Suggestions for training and selecting LCs are listed. The questionnaire and interview guide are appended. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperative Education, Coordinators, Definitions, Employment Qualifications, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Analysis, Job Development, Occupational Information, Personnel Selection, Program Development, Resource Staff, Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.