ERIC Number: ED351499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Toward the 21st Century: Preparing Strategic Thinkers in Vocational, Technical, and Occupational Education for Building Learning Communities.
Groff, Warren H.
The 1992 component of Emergence of Vocational, Technical, and Occupational Education (E-VTO) focused on preparing strategic thinkers in vocational, technical, and occupational education (VTO) for building learning communities. The E-VTO seminar was one of the two seminars that comprised the VTO specialization of Nova University's doctoral program to prepare community college personnel. The seminar was offered during the Summer Institute. Students were provided with a study guide and two textbooks in the spring. They were expected to complete a learning contract, two assignments, and a paper before the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute included an opening speech that provided an overview and 10 structured roundtable discussions conducted by faculty on such topics as"Rethinking, Restructuring, Revitalizing." Concentrations in technology education and computer studies were planned for 1992-93. A concurrent Summer Institute theme session was "Developmental Tasks toward the 21st Century: Learning Communities of the Future," which focused on developmental tasks for Nova Communiversity II. Students at the Summer Institute developed "learning community" action plans which were presented at the closing session. Much of the "Rethinking, Restructuring, Revitalizing" discussion is summarized; handouts are provided. Appendixes include 24 references and correspondence and memos sent to students. The following seminar papers prepared by Summer Institute students are included: "The Emergence of the Technical Society,""Improving Postsecondary Vocational Education,""Intellectual Capital Formation, Technology and Distance Education," and "Developing a Three-Year Student-Success Program for International Students" (Donna Smith); "Refocusing of the Educational Process in Health Occupations at Sarasota County Technical Institute" (Deborrah Metheny); "Developing a Total Quality Learning Environment" (Karen Ziegler); and "Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Model for the Review of Associate in Science Degree Programs" (Brian Satterlee). (YLB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Distance Education, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Productive Thinking, Seminars, Strategic Planning, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A