ERIC Number: ED208129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Mobilizing the Support of Key Persons or How to Work with Your State Director.
Worthington, Robert M.
Success of the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education (NNCCVTE) should help State Directors of Vocational Education generate support for their curriculum development and coordination programs. Its early beginnings came in 1970 with "Part I" Program funding. In 1971 funding of several projects gave impetus to development of career education, and a Curriculum Management Center was established in the Bureau of Adult Vocational and Technical Education. Thirteen problems in curriculum and management were identified as bases for the curriculum development program. From them were developed four primary purposes for establishment of a National Network for Curriculum Coordination: information sharing, standards, curriculum needs as a basis for planning, and coordination. Recently, an opinion survey of State Directors of Vocational Education and State Directors of Community and Junior Colleges was made concerning NNCCVTE. (Responses are detailed for five questions: use and frequency of use of NNCCVTE, reasons for not using its services, whether funds diverted by NNCCVTE could be used to better advantage and how, suggestions to encourage extensive use of NNCCVTE, and changes in NNCCVTE to better serve needs of vocational and technical education. Fifteen recommendations for mobilizing support of key persons are listed.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, National Programs, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Shared Services, Standards, State Departments of Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education.; Sangamon State Univ., Springfield, IL. East Central Curriculum Management Center.