ERIC Number: ED163172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Model Inservice Program for State Department Leaders of Vocational-Technical Education. Final Report.
Miller, Melvin D.
The goal of this project was to provide a personnel development program for state department leaders from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee who hold first-line positions under state directors of vocational education. The inservice program, with seven project objectives, was developed in cooperation with the participants which permitted them to attain personnel development goals while maintaining an active, full-time role in the employing agency. Through a series of planned meetings, which extended over a nine-month period, participants were able to exchange and discuss alternative solutions to common concerns and problems, work with consultants from areas of major interest, and become familiar with programs in the states of program participants. Process evaluation was conducted as a part of each meeting. The Miller-Courtney Competency Test for Leadership Development Personnel in Vocational-Technical Education was given on a pre- and posttest basis. Final evaluation data were collected by a third-party evaluator through a survey instrument. The evaluation indicated that the project objectives, to provide a professional development experience for first-line administrators and to create a closer working relationship among vocational leaders in the cooperating states, were accomplished. It was recommended that more time be allowed for assimilating information and experiences, more state support be given to allow fuller participation by participants, and more project staff followup be given to participants. (Appended are program agendas, evaluation instruments, and the final evaluation summary.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.