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ERIC Number: ED186703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study: Priorities in Administrative Needs and Program Services for Community and Area Technical Colleges. Emphasis on Large Urban Areas.
Patten, W. George
A study (1) identified curricular areas administrators of vocational education considered helpful in strengthening managerial and administrative skills and (2) solicited response to special service areas considered helpful in expanding the delivery of postsecondary vocational education to the structurally unemployed and undereducated. From a literature search, study of university leadership training programs, and examination of competency-based materials for administrators, nine factors were identified as necessary in administrator education and four factors--service areas--for educational services improvement in large urban areas. Factors relating to administrator education were then expanded into graduate courses and those relating to service areas into possible program offerings and services. A survey instrument incorporating these factors was developed to collect responses (priority ratings) from 164 administrators in urban institutions (established approximately 20 years ago) with minimum enrollments of 5,000. Results indicated administrator concern regarding the need for added skills in the area of budget preparation and fiscal management; endorsement of special counseling programs and recruiting efforts to reach target groups; a need for special fiscal allocations to provide groups with auxiliary services; and endorsement of the program of structured and relevant training at the graduate level to provide core training for key administrators of vocational education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Graduate Study, Leadership Training, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Special Programs, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.