ERIC Number: ED231970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Use Inquiry Skills to Help Improve Vocational Education Programs. Module LT-I-2 of Category I--Program Improvement. Competency-Based Vocational Education Administrator Module Series.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This module is one of a series of learning modules designed to help vocational education administrators to improve their skills. The module addresses two types of information-gathering or inquiry skills that will help an administrator collect information for decision making: (1) developing and using questionnaires and structured interview schedules, including how to decide which is appropriate for a particular situation and how to design and use the appropriate instrument; and (2) using small-group techniques to gather and organize information for decision making. The module contains an introduction and three sequential learning experiences. Overviews, which precede each learning experience, contain the objective for each experience and a brief description of what the learning experience involves. The learning experiences contain information sheets, sample forms, case studies, suggested resources, and feedback suggestions, creating a self-contained learning program to introduce the vocational administrator to the use of inquiry skills and to give him/her a solid foundation for using inquiry skills to improve vocational-technical programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Competence, Competency Based Education, Data Collection, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Information Seeking, Inquiry, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Questioning Techniques, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Technical Education, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 ($5.15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Consortium for the Development of Professional Materials for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document, see CE 036 378.