ERIC Number: ED058419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Manpower Requirements Information and the Availability of Vocational Education in Selected Urban and Rural Areas. Final Report.
Teeple, John; And Others
Based on data gathered from six local education agencies, this study sought to evaluate vocational education planning in terms of types of information used. More specific objectives of the study were to: (1) investigate the use of manpower requirements information in local vocational education planning, (2) assess the compatibility between local and state use of this information, and (3) investigate the availability of vocational education programs to students. Critical findings of the study include: (1) Detailed manpower and demographic information seldom figured as a basis for the local planning effort, (2) Only one of the six sites visited was preparing plans which linked educational planning to specific quantitative objectives describing job availability and students to be served, (3) Little information was available describing the social and demographic characteristic of vocational education students as a separate group, and (4) Shortcomings in local planning can be traced to the lack of a state requirement to pursue systematic annual and long-range planning at the local level and to the lack of detailed job market and population projections. A major recommendation of the study is that a minimum package of planning materials be provided local education agencies by state departments of vocational education. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.