ERIC Number: ED029999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Systems for Local Programs of Vocational-Technical Education. Final Report.
Byram, Harold M.
The purpose of this study was to determine if Michigan schools can conduct an evaluation of their own programs of vocational education, with emphasis on outcomes and attainment of local objectives, maximizing the use of local personnel and resources, and utilizing consultant leadership and related professional assistance. The study was conducted with the cooperation of 10 school systems. Four of these were classified as small size, three as medium, and three as large. The emphasis was on local staff and citizen involvement, curriculum analysis, assessment of outcomes through follow-up, and special activities and projects of interest to each school. The study involved 317 staff members and 45 advisory committees for local problems of vocational education, consisting of a total of 303 citizens. The following elements were established as relevant in a local program self-evaluation: (1) administrative endorsement and support, (2) a local leadership team, (3) a program of local leadership preservice and inservice training, (4) an evaluation program plan, and (5) a staff committee for evaluation. A related document is available as ED 014 548. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.