ERIC Number: ED169283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Program Review of Secondary Vocational Education in Ohio: Job Placement & State Funding. Staff Research Report No. 126.
Ohio State Legislative Service Commission, Columbus.
This report, prepared by the Ohio Legislative Commission's staff for the Joint Education Committee on Program Evaluation, focuses on secondary vocational graduate placement and state funding. The content is presented in three parts. First, the Committee's findings and recommendations regarding the following areas are presented: placement results, graduates' job skills, placement administration, vocational guidance and screening, and the state funding formula and program costs. Next follows a staff summary. Third, the staff's six-chapter report of their study on secondary job training, graduate placement, and state funding is presented. Chapter 1 provides some background about vocational education, its history, and the program structure. The next four chapters pertain to placement. Chapter 2 looks at placement efforts in ten representative joint vocational/comprehensive districts in Ohio and how teachers, administrators, students, and employers evaluate them. In the third chapter, overall placement results are examined in relation to placement efforts as well as results for particular programs. Chapter 5 presents survey findings on how graduates and employers regard the graduates' preparedness and training. The last chapter, on the funding of vocational education, first discusses the costs and funding sources of vocational programs. It then presents the results of a survey of vocational education superintendents concerning funding needs and approaches to state support of vocational programs. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance, Employer Attitudes, Graduate Surveys, Job Placement, Job Training, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, School Funds, School Support, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Service Commission, Columbus.
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