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ERIC Number: ED030752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Pages: 53
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Leadership Role, Functions, Procedures and Administration of Vocational-Technical Education Agencies at the State Level. Final Report, Volume III: Program-Cost Analyses of Vocational-Technical Education in a Junior College and in a Unified School District.
Specific objectives of this phase of a nationwide study of vocational education were: (1) to determine the unit cost for vocational-technical education programs in a unified school district and in junior college district, (2) to determine the problems of data collection and analysis under present practices and legal requirements, and (3) to propose a program budgeting plan for high schools and junior colleges in California. The basis for comparison was established as the weekly student contact hour, that is, the number of instructional hours scheduled per student per week, in a semester. Wide differences in cost were found among the 18 high school vocational programs, varying from $11.48 to $26.94, due to class size, teacher salary, cost of supplies, and equipment maintenance. The unit cost for the junior college regular day vocational-technical education programs also varied widely, from a low of $16.19 for cosmetology to a high of $50.35 for registered nursing--due entirely to differences in average teacher salary. Program cost analysis of this type can produce a wide range of information useful to educational decision makers. Volume I and II are available as VT 008 833 and VT 008 831. (CH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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Identifiers: California