ERIC Number: ED173543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Planning Vocational Education at the Local Level. Information Series No. 153.
One of a series of sixteen knowledge transformation papers, this paper presents an educational planning model which incorporates citizen involvement at the local level and provides a more responsive and efficient vocational education system. In the first section techniques are discussed for encouraging community participation, such as general advisory committees, craft committees, joint apprenticeship committees, public meetings, official hearings, and interaction. Then a comprehensive, generalized model is given for educational planning, stressing the following areas: (1) the relationship of participation to the success of the planning; (2) plotting of alternative strategies; and (3) planning outcomes by producing a number of Human/Technical Resources Impact Packages. The actual model is described as providing an overview of activities, changes occurring from decisions, and costs. Three basic phases are identified for a systems approach to planning: analysis of needs, situations, and trends; design; and implementation and evaluation. The last section applies the model to vocational education. Data needs are discussed for the following areas of vocational education: basic information, programs of instruction, student counseling, instruction, and educational accountability (evaluation). Also outlined are reasons why state and local agencies may have failed to plan adequately in the past. The four appendixes present examples of citizen participation in California, Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey. (ELG)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Educational Planning, Failure, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Success, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.