ERIC Number: ED171906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Vocational Equipment Used in the Secondary Schools of Ohio. Final Report.
Based on the feeling that the quality of any vocational program is directly and positively related to the quality of equipment used in the program, a study was undertaken of the vocational equipment used in secondary public schools in Ohio. Five questions were addressed by the study: (1) How does the equipment used in vocational education programs compare in technical quality with that used by employers? (2) Is the equipment in the proper state of repair to be useful? (3) At what rate is the equipment wearing out or becoming obsolete? (4) How are boards of education, administrators, and staff dealing with the problems of repair, replacement, and additional needs? and (5) What is the magnitude of resources needed to replace, acquire, and maintain equipment? Ninety-eight schools, representing all types and areas of the state, provided data. Besides survey questionnaires sent to each program, equipment lists were compiled for each, covering items by name, quantity, cost, estimated year of replacement, estimated cost of replacement, estimated maintenance, and estimated cost for miscellaneous equipment. While not a great deal of obsolete equipment was found in use, a considerable percent was classified as only adequate. It was concluded that more realistic attention should be given to equipment used in vocational programs, and a considerable financial effort is needed to correct deficiencies. (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Dayton Univ., OH. Office of Educational Services.