ERIC Number: ED164854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Identification, Description, and Evaluation of Vocational Education Programs at the Metropolitan Community Colleges in Kansas City, Missouri. Final Report - Volume I.
Harris, Zelema; Eros, Dawn
The project's purpose was to implement a vocational curriculum evaluation model developed by the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) District. The model was formatively field tested with ten MCC vocational programs and implemented in the evaluation of twenty-four vocational programs. The model's criteria was based on the program's (1) relationship to job market profile, (2) level of occupational community support, (3) meeting vocational aspirations of students, (4) student performance, (5) cost effectiveness, (6) meeting handicapped and disadvantaged students' needs, and (7) demonstrating sex fairness. Model implementation included the revision, administration, and collection of questionnaires. Questionnaires surveyed program completers and leavers, current students, handicapped and disadvantaged students, occupational communities, employers of program graduates and program faculty. (Sample questionnaires are appended.) Other data sources included labor statistics, program costs and enrollment figures, and program facility information. Analyses results were plotted on a program evaluation profile for each program evaluated. The profile points out program strengths and weaknesses and can be used by administrators and others as the data base for decision making policy. The model includes a procedures manual which facilitates replication. (In addition to the sample questionnaires, a facilities checklist and evaluation profiles for the twenty-four programs are appended.) (For the procedures manual see CE 018 869.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Community Support, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Collection, Disadvantaged, Employer Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Facility Requirements, Graduate Surveys, Handicapped Students, Labor Market, Models, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, MO. Div. of Planning and Development.
Identifiers: Missouri (Kansas City)
Note: For a related document see CE 018 869 ; Best copy available