ERIC Number: ED296073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Vocational and Technical Education Curriculum Centers. State of the Art Report.
National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education.
Two studies examined the status of state vocational and technical curriculum centers. The first was a survey of state liaison representatives (with 36 of 57 responding), and the second was a survey of curriculum center directors (with 41 of 68 responding). The majority of the curriculum centers surveyed serve the vocational subject areas that are considered traditional (such as agriculture, business and distributive education, health, home economics, cooperative education, and industrial arts) plus areas of special concern (special needs, sex equity, guidance, and bilingual education). Resource information is available from all of the centers, with eight centers having more than 11,000 titles in their collections. Dissemination of curriculum materials was considered the centers' most important function by those surveyed. Sales of resources are also important, with 25 centers being involved in such sales. All of the centers provide services to the public even though their staff sizes range from 2 to 102, their budgets range from $12,000 to $655,000. and their work space ranges from under 99 to between 20,000 and 20,999 square feet. (The second half of this document contains 44 curriculum center abstracts arranged alphabetically by state. Each abstract includes the following information: center name, director, address, phone number, major functions, subject areas served, staff positions, square footage, collection size, budget range, and use of public relations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Study Centers, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, National Surveys, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Network for Curriculum Coordination in Vocational and Technical Education.