ERIC Number: ED284965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
National Resource Center (NRC).
Lacson, Jose D.
This paper presents (1) a case for the establishment of a national resource center in developing countries to train vocational trainers and to provide a place for further research in these areas and (2) guidelines for the development and operation of such a facility. The paper is organized in 12 sections. After three sections that establish a need for a national resource center, information on establishing and operating such a facility is provided in the following eight sections: (1) description of the Philippines National Resource Center; (2) users and target groups; (3) production of learning materials; (4) provision of consulting services; (5) the institutional framework of the center--options for establishing the center as a separate entity or as part of an attached agency; (6) management of a center, including budget, planning, staff, premises, and equipment; (7) international and regional cooperation; and (8) evaluation. The final section concludes the case for a center as needed for industrial development and states that a center should use the indigenous resources and existing facilities of each country to the maximum. (KC)
Descriptors: Demonstration Centers, Developing Nations, Educational Facilities, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Learning Resources Centers, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Research and Development Centers, Resource Centers, Shared Resources and Services, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Workshop on Technical/Vocational Teacher Training (Chiba City, Japan, May 11-22, 1987).