ERIC Number: ED056235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Progress: Career Education in Florida; Statewide Evaluation of Vocational-Technical Education 1970-1971.
Kraft, Richard H. P.
In preparing this evaluation report, the Florida State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education believed that evaluation should (1) focus on the people and their needs, (2) look into all parts of the human resources development program of the State, and (3) identify the employment opportunities within the State and the vocational services required. Among the findings are: (1) Effective programs in guidance and counseling require full support for implementation, (2) There is a very positive return on investment in vocational-technical education both to the individual and to society, (3) Community college level programs for the disadvantaged are more diversified and comprehensive than secondary level programs, and (4) Employers are not completely happy with the products of Florida's schools. Recommendations concern: (1) better publicizing, (2) work experience programs for counselors, (3) accurate labor market supply and demand information, (4) occupational programs at the secondary and presecondary level, and (5) adequate funds for vocational guidance. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Employer Attitudes, Information Needs, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Student Needs, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Educational Administration.