ERIC Number: ED360480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
World-Class Workforce Preparation: Empowering Illinois Area Vocational Centers for New Realities.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Four interrelated research activities examined the missions of area vocational centers (AVCs) in Illinois and identified new and/or expanded roles and functions that AVCs might play in collaboration with sending schools, colleges and universities, business and industry, and other job training providers. The following activities were conducted: (1) a review of current vocational education (VE) literature on the rationale for restructuring secondary schools and related activities; (2) the convening of four focus groups (two each in Morris and Springfield, Illinois) to identify problems and issues that AVCs face regarding their roles within Illinois' VE delivery system and exemplary programs and services currently being provided by Illinois' AVCs; (3) a mail survey of Illinois AVC directors, sending school administrators and counselors, AVC teachers, AVC students and graduates, and parents; and (4) a survey of state directors of VE and telephone interview with representatives in their states. The findings from the surveys were summarized, analyzed, and synthesized into six conclusions along with accompanying recommendations and suggested actions. (Appendixes include a literature review and 27 references, a summary of the focus groups' proceedings, and copies and results of the surveys of stakeholders in Illinois' AVCs and AVC leaders in the United States.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Discussion Groups, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Parent Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Regional Schools, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois