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ERIC Number: ED183779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development of Professional Materials for the Preparation of Local Administrators of Vocational Education.
Norton, Robert E.
The first year of work has been completed by a consortium composed of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) and seven interested states to support the cooperative development, field testing, and implementation of competency based modules for the preparation of local administrators of vocational education. An outgrowth of a federally supported NCRVE research and development effort which identified and nationally verified 166 competencies of vocational administrators, each module covers a single broad competency or skill area (usually encompassing two or more related subtasks) needed by local administrators to carry out their responsibilities effectively. Individual state funds are used to support the development and field testing of one module, but by virtue of consortium participation, each member state has immediate and equal access to all the modules being developed. Using a cooperative development process, the consortium states vote on priority competencies for module development and nominate qualified persons who can assist National Center staff as either consultant writers or reviewers. At that point, National Center staff begin coordination of the four stage development process: (1) preparation of the module prospectus; (2) preparation of a field review version; (3) preparation of a field test version; and (4) the published edition. Advantages of the consortium approach over individual state efforts include pooling of limited financial resources for curriculum development, shared professional expertise, and avoidance of unnecessary duplication of effort. (MEK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference on Performance-Based Teacher Education (Orlando, FL, March 20-21, 1980).