ERIC Number: ED325664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to the Administration of Adult Vocational Education. Competency-Based Vocational Education Administrator Module Series.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This guide is designed to help secondary and postsecondary vocational-technical administrators plan, implement, and maintain occupational training programs that would meet the needs of adults. Because the educational market is changing, the educational sector must change accordingly. Chapter I of part 1, which focuses on adult education, attempts to document the impetus and the need for change. Chapter II deals with the concept of lifelong learning. Chapter III makes some generalizations about the learning characteristics of adults. Part 2 focuses on types of programming and services. The eight chapters describe basic skills development/high school equivalency programs; transition centers/reentry programs; educational brokering services/education information centers; credit for"noncredit" experiences; distance education; programs redefining prime time; other support services; and customized training programs. Part 3 focuses on adult vocational program planning. Topics covered in the eight chapters include program design, basis for planning, planning questions, staffing, provisions for quick start and phaseout, promotion and recruitment, program evaluation and accreditation, and putting plans into action. Fourteen samples provide a variety of items: excerpts from a faculty handbook, information about programs, examples of forms, a policy statement, and lists or outlines of: teacher competencies; performance-based teacher education modules; accelerated degree opportunities; and "Education in the Year 2000." Optional activities at the end of several chapters suggest additional reading. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Competency Based Education, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Job Training, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Publicity, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Vocational Directors
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 745 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Consortium for the Development of Professional Materials for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Samples have shaded backgrounds and may not reproduce clearly. For related documents, see ED 300 593-594.