ERIC Number: ED145129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing Competency-Based Training Materials to Meet the In-Service Needs of Local Vocational Administrators. Final Report.
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
A project was conducted which focused on the development of viable, competency-based materials, including a user's guide, for the inservice training and improvement of local level vocational education administrators. The project objectives were accomplished in four phases: the development of a needs assessment instrument which revealed (1) task importance as judged by each of 150 local administrator and superintendent respondents in Virginia and (2) their perceived need for inservice training to develop competencies; the determination of high priority areas for inservice training by examining those professional competencies most important and most needed (as indicated by above administrators and superintendents), which resulted in the development of instructional packages in six areas along with a user's guide (see related documents); pilot testing of the instructional packages and guide; and third-party evaluation of the materials and revision based on evaluation. (This report includes a complete description of the project's procedures, results, accomplishments, and conclusions. The appendixes, comprising approximately half the document, contain the following information: needs assessment instrument and accompanying letters, list of forty-six vocational administrator competencies identified as important, rating of instrument items, module descriptions, summary of test results, and the third-party evaluation report.) (SH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Competency Based Education, Guides, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Validation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 012 618-625