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ERIC Number: ED219626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
To Determine the Feasibility of a Vocational Curriculum Management System for the State of Iowa.
Van Ast, John
Iowa State University conducted a study to determine the feasibility of a vocational curriculum management system for the state of Iowa. Interest in and potential use of a curriculum management system were determined by surveying a sample population of 450 vocational educators on both secondary and postsecondary levels. The educators indicated that they would use such a resource if it were made available and that units of instruction were their number one priority when choosing curriculum materials. Respondents reported that the key to such a center would be marketing--that educators must know what resources and services are available and how to use the center. Based on this expressed need, a proposed model was developed, using a conceptual framework of the five management functions (planning, organizing, implementing, controlling, and evaluating). Major components of the model include (1) identification of vocational curriculum needs; (2) determination of instructional materials priorities; (3) establishment of curriculum standards and policies; (4) state approval; (5) material review; (6) pilot or field testing; (7) duplication or acquisition of materials; (8) staff development for diffusion/dissemination; (9) local use by teachers and students; and (10) evaluation. Costs for establishing, maintaining, and providing services of a curriculum management system were determined, and recommendations for establishing the center were made. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Area Schools and Career Education Branch.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa