ERIC Number: ED215116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting Vocational Education to the 80's Through Human Resource Development.
Hamilton, Jack A.
With the prospect of less funds for vocational education, an innovative human resource development plan is needed to provide for improved and new training programs. Vocational teachers and administrators with curriculum development and management competencies will be required to develop curricula. Instructors will need to familiarize themselves with curriculum sources. As one part of the human resource development plan, instructors recruited from industry, vocational teachers and administrators, and students in teacher preparation programs will need to develop or upgrade skills in curriculum development and management. Vocational educators must be trained to use the best and most current curriculum as part of the human resource development plan. A knowledge utilization system is needed in which vocational instructors can gain access to the best available vocational curricula. A training program, vocational education curriculum specialist (VECS), has been field tested and found effective in creating or upgrading vocational education curriculum development and management skills (see note). The 17 competency-based modules in the program are appropriate for all instructional settings and teaching methods. (Project descriptions show how five field test sites used the modules.) Target populations range from undergraduate students to graduate students and practicing teachers and administrators. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Resources, Field Tests, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
East Central Network Curriculum Center, Sangamon State University, E-22, Springfield, IL 62708 ($35.00 for complete set of 16 modules, an instructor's guide, an audio tape cassette, and field test report. Write for individual prices).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.