ERIC Number: ED242970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Management Study. Final Report, September 3-November 15, 1982.
Goldman, G. Barbara; Thompson, O. E.
A study was conducted to determine the program activities that should be undertaken by the vocational education staff and corresponding implications for organizational arrangements within the chancellor's office of the California community colleges. Questionnaires gathered information on four issues: organizational structure, administration of the vocational education activities, functions and activities to be carried out by the staff in vocational education, and qualifications for vocational education staff. Interviews were conducted with 84 persons: chancellor's office staff, deans of occupational education, deans of instruction and presidents/superintendents in community colleges, members of the Board of Governors, and vocational education administrators in other states and at the national level. Findings supported the conclusion that the current organizational structure of the chancellor's office has fragmented the vocational education activities and created barriers to effective leadership. The administration of activities within the chancellor's office was characterized by poor management practices and a lack of communication. Findings suggested that staff in vocational education need many of the same general skills and abilities as professional employees in any like institution. Leadership and interpersonal skills were viewed as desirable. Recommendations for changes in the chancellor's office were made for each issue. (The instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.