ERIC Number: ED170552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Current and Potential Cooperation in Vocational-Technical Education between Area Schools and Public Schools in Iowa.
Dilts, Harold E.
A study was conducted reviewing the current status of cooperation between area schools and secondary schools in providing vocational-technical education and developing proposals which may generate additional cooperation in vocational-technical education. Four sources provided basic information for this study: (1) data from the Iowa Department of Public Instruction, (2) a questionnaire mailed to local school districts that operate jointly administered programs, (3) interviews with planners of jointly approved programs, and (4) recent studies and reports pertinent to vocational education in Iowa. It was found that the growth of jointly administered programs has been substantial during the past five years--a period of expansion characterized by programs being terminated as well as initiated. Programs exist in all major vocational education categories with the greatest number in the areas of trade and industrial, agriculture, and health occupations. In general, participants in the study were satisfied with the jointly administered programs, though problems with costs, coordinated schedules, transportation, and facilities do exist. It was recommended that a regional effort be made to collectively plan a systematic approach. (CT)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Regional Schools, Secondary Education, Shared Services, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Legislature, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
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