ERIC Number: ED406579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio's Future at Work: Beyond 2000. A Strategic Plan for Vocational and Adult Education.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
This document is a strategic plan for action that reflects changing world realities, higher expectations, and new priorities. The strategic plan will guide policy and practice for vocational and adult education programs throughout Ohio by establishing the context and direction for all state and local planning. The plan was based on information obtained through a literature search, questionnaires, a forum attended by 53 stakeholders, and focus groups attended by more than 400 people. It identifies four priorities that will guide all program development, decision making, and resource allocation. Those priorities are as follows: (1) expand options for achieving career and education goals; (2) strengthen teaching and learning; (3) enhance communication and collaboration with all stakeholders; and (4) ensure a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. The plan acknowledges that, although the mission of vocational and adult education is clear, its role is evolving, and its progress must be measured by specific performance measures (for example, program enrollment/completion rates, continued education and job placement rates, and stakeholder feedback). (An appendix contains the assumptions underlying the work of Forum 2000 and lists of the following: research papers and stakeholders consulted; Forum 2000 participants; focus group participants; and task force leaders and Division of Vocational and Adult Education executive staff.) (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio