ERIC Number: ED057204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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An Appraisal of the Impact of Federal Funds Granted under Section 4(a) of the Vocational Education Act of 1963 on the Occupational Programs Offered by the Public Two-Year Colleges in New York State.
Pratt, Arden L.
To ascertain the effects of the 1963 Vocational Education Act on program development in public 2-year colleges in New York State, data were collected from the 10 colleges which had received the most funds under the Act through January 1967. The approved proposals from these colleges were analyzed and divided into categories by occupational education purpose. While on campus to conduct interviews, the investigator observed the implementation of the grants selected for interview. It was found that existing curriculums of occupational education in the public 2-year colleges had been maintained and improved through projects funded under the Act. However, these curriculums were not extended, rather a few of them were narrowed by being pushed to a higher level. Other findings revealed: (1) Many new programs were begun with partial support under the Act, and these new programs were well attended, (2) Research and development in relation to teaching materials and methods received virtually no support during the first 2 years of the Act, and (3) The entire area of occupational guidance and counseling was virtually ignored. The interview instrument developed for this study is included. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Needs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Identifiers: New York; Vocational Education Act 1963
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, New York State University at Buffalo