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ERIC Number: ED010072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE USE OF FOLLOW-UP STUDIES IN THE EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
KRASNEGOR, REBECCA; SHARP, LAURE M.
FOLLOWUP STUDY TECHNIQUES APPLICABLE TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS WHICH WERE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE OR LIKELY TO BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE WERE IDENTIFIED AND DESCRIBED FOR PURPOSES OF PROGRAM EVALUATION. PROCEDURES CONSISTED ESSENTIALLY OF GATHERING AND ANALYZING SECONDARY SOURCE MATERIALS, INCLUDING PERTINENT PUBLICATIONS AND STUDIES. FOLLOWUP EFFORTS WERE FOUND TO BE COMMON IN THE EVALUATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES. THE MOST SERIOUS GAP FOUND WAS THE LACK OF FOLLOWUP INFORMATION AT THE POST-HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FOR THOSE TRAINED IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR JUNIOR COLLEGES. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT NEED IN VOCATIONAL FOLLOWUP RESEARCH WAS A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF WHAT HAPPENS TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED. THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DESIGN FOR NATIONWIDE FOLLOWUP PROGRAMS WAS FOUND TO BE A COMBINATION OF TREND AND COHORT STUDY. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO PROVIDE SYSTEMATIC NATIONWIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL LEVELS OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND FOR ALL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THE CONTINUING NEED WAS EMPHASIZED FOR INTENSIVE, SMALL-SCALE STUDIES OF PARTICULAR AREAS, PROGRAMS, AND FACTORS AND FOR EQUALLY STRONG STUDIES IN LABOR MARKET REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYER PREFERENCES, AND BEHAVIOR (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA