ERIC Number: ED160865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adult Vocational Education Follow Through. A System for Participant Feedback for Decision Makers. Final Report.
White, Thomas R.
The objectives of this project were (1) to develop participant feedback materials that can be used by local adult vocational education (AVE) administrators for program planning, implementation, and evaluation and (2) to determine why participants enroll in AVE programs. A follow-up survey which contained key items from the follow-through system surveys was developed. This instrument was field tested on former AVE participants in four Indiana school systems to determine its feasibility for conducting a state-wide base line survey of adult vocational education. The pilot study indicated that most adults do not enroll in AVE programs to learn basic skills and knowledge for securing immediate employment. Research showed that participants enroll in AVE programs for a diversity of purposes: to upgrade previous training or to learn basic skills and knowledge in order to secure a job, to change jobs either in relation to immediate or future employment, to prepare for entry into advanced training programs, to explore careers, or to pursue a leisure interest. (The following AVE participants feedback system products are included: a sample registration form, an in-program survey, an exit survey, and a participant employer post program survey.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, Career Change, Career Exploration, Cognitive Development, Enrollment Influences, Followup Studies, Improvement, Job Training, Learning Motivation, Leisure Time, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public School Adult Education, School Surveys, Skill Development
Vocational Education Information Services, Indiana University Library, W501, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 ($2.50 per copy prepaid; single copies free to Indiana residents)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: Several pages of sample survey forms at the end of this document will not reproduce well because of small print