ERIC Number: ED174772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
A National Study of Vocational Education Systems and Facilities.
Surveying over 6,000 vocational schools and all state directors of education, this study attempted to (1) describe the organization and governance of state and local agencies and delivery systems for vocational education; (2) describe the basic provisions by which the costs of vocational education are funded; and (3) describe the status and condition of the nation's vocational education system. Data for the study was collected through personal interviews with state directors and a mail survey with a telephone follow-up of 6,693 public secondary and two-year postsecondary institutions having facilities for five or more different vocational education programs. Findings indicate that state governance structures for vocational education are characterized by a multitude of different board structures having different compositions and levels of authority over the state agencies responsible for vocational education. In addition, at the local level there are seven types of institutions, thirteen different types of program administration structures, and four different types of single and multi-district services. Findings also indicate that the location of institutions having facilities for five or more different vocational education programs does not reflect the distribution of the population and that funds under the direct control of the state agency generally do not represent the major source of vocational education support. (LRA)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Costs, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Geographic Distribution, Governance, Government Role, National Surveys, Organization, Postsecondary Education, Program Budgeting, Program Descriptions, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Secondary Education, Speeches, State Agencies, State Federal Aid, State School District Relationship, Surveys, Systems Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, California, April 9, 1979); For a related document see ED 163 285