ERIC Number: ED288086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
The Context and Characteristics of Postsecondary Vocational Education Curriculum in the Year 2000: Implications for Policy.
Pucel, David J.; And Others
A study developed a vision of postsecondary vocational-technical curriculum that would be appropriate for the social context expected in the year 2000. Three substudies had their own research methodologies, data gathering, and conclusions. The first substudy identified categories, called determinants, of societal changes that might affect future postsecondary vocational education and assumptions regarding those determinants. It provided an assumed context within which postsecondary vocational education will operate. The second substudy identified categories of curriculum characteristics that could be used to define specifically a desired curriculum and about which decision makers must make choices. The third substudy gathered data from key decision-making groups regarding their perceptions of curriculum characteristics that would be desirable for Minnesota's area vocational-technical institutes in 2000 and described differences among the perceptions of those groups. The study developed (1) assumptions about the future social context of postsecondary vocational education, (2) a list of characteristics that can be manipulated to adapt curriculum, and (3) a scenario for the future based on those assumptions and characteristics. (The curriculum futures questionnaire and analysis summary are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.