ERIC Number: ED242912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
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Vocational Administrator Preparation: Meeting the Challenge of Economic Renewal.
Walker, Thomas J.; Allen, Edward K.
The Vocational Leadership Development Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania prepares individuals for leadership roles in curriculum, supervision, and vocational management. It is based on a series of 136 competencies ranging in categories from management of curriculum to management of personnel to management of business and finance. Students/interns enrolled in the program must develop prescribed skills to a predetermined level of application--guided application, independent application, or mastery. The program follows the career ladder approach and together with the open-entry, open-exit concept permits considerable flexibility to interns in selecting career options. An important, integral link in the training process is the local in-house helper, usually the director or supervisor of vocational education, who provides access to authentic experiences. Interns are able to undertake projects for the director or supervisor and, thereby, satisfy skills in the leadership program. The local educational agency benefits, since the intern incorporates state-of-the-art theory and practical application skills in addressing project objectives. The university benefits from the opportunity for interns to apply administrative skills in a real school environment. (Appendixes include a description of the program, a competency list, a sample competency assessment form, and competency development plan.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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