ERIC Number: ED179780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Evaluation: Problems, Alternatives, Recommendations. Research and Development Series No. 182.
Stevenson, William W.
Sixteen vocational education evaluation problems which indicate the present situation in the states are discussed, and alternative solutions to them are suggested in this report. Each problem represents a situation that should be remedied or a need that must be met and was found to be common to a number of states attempting to develop or improve their system of vocational education evaluation. Both the problems and alternative solutions are largely drawn from (1) the personal experience of the author in implementing and operating a state evaluation system; (2) the experience of providing technical evaluation assistance to several states; (3) consultation, conversation, and survey of a number of state evaluation coordinators; and (4) the input of the author's evaluation colleagues. Problems are operational, procedural, and content-oriented. More specific topics concern follow-through, communication of results, systemization of evaluation efforts, employer cooperation, information utilization, effectiveness of the evaluation system, and emphasis on outcome evaluation. Following a discussion of each problem, two to six alternative solutions are listed with their respective advantages and disadvantages. Recommendations and observations specific to the problem and its alternatives then follow. (YLB)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Information Utilization, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (order no. RD-182; $4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.