ERIC Number: ED167771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Navajo Vocational Education Network Strategy: Region I. Final Report.
This report reviews network project strategies to provide Navajo high school students with the choice of any regionally offered vocational education course. The first of six sections documents Navajo vocational education needs and cites problems in meeting these needs; for example, inadequate funding and poor interagency coordination. Section 2 focuses on the network purpose and project plan. The plan is described as the basis for the Navajo Division of Education (NDOE) to evaluate existing vocational education programs, coordinate resources, identify program needs, coordinate the Navajo Regional Vocational Institute development, and determine transportation requirements. The third section discusses project methodology, including formation of a region-one school representatives committee and a survey of region-one high schools to obtain vocational program availability data. Section 4 proposes improvements for facilities, equipment, teacher training needs, and other areas. In section 4 barriers to network implementation are pinpointed: absence of a Vocational Education Navajo Branch and coordination system, and the Indian vocational education contracts program. The final section makes recommendations for the Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education and NDOE. Also provided are project development recommendations for the advisory committee, data collection/analysis, and other program elements. Appendixes contain the survey instrument and responses and other project related materials. (CSS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Choice, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fund Raising, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Minority Groups, Navajo, Needs Assessment, Networks, Problems, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Regional Planning, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Surveys, Training, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.