ERIC Number: ED205229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Role, Duties, and Responsibilities of the Chief Vocational Education Administrator in the Community College.
Parcells, Frank E.
This four-part literature review focuses on the role, duties, and responsibilities of the chief administrator of vocational education programs in community/junior colleges. After the introductory section presents a rationale for the paper, describes its organization, and operationally defines terms used in the paper, Part II places the study in context by tracing the origins of two-year college vocational education in the United States. Part III reviews the development of the director of vocational education's position, beginning with the foundation of vocational-technical education in the 1920's, examining the stabilization and adjustment of vocational-technical education in the 1960's, and assessing the status of this educational area in the 1970's. Part IV summarizes significant trends in the administration of vocational education in the community/junior college and identifies the general areas of responsibility of the chief vocational education administrator as curriculum, instruction, budget, planning, placement, governing policies, service, assessment and evaluation, and peer contact. The paper concludes that with the growth and firm establishment of vocational-technical education as an integral part of the community college, and the need for well-educated and experientially prepared individuals to administer these programs is of increasing importance. Job descriptions, a program title listing, and an organizational chart are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Graduate seminar paper, Southern Illinois University.