ERIC Number: ED192003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Impacts of Research and Development: Vocational Placement and Follow-up Programs in Indiana. Technical Report.
Kim, Jin Eun
A project was conducted to study impacts of vocational education research and development with special emphasis on the job placement and followup program in Indiana. The specific objectives were (1) to investigate the impact of R & D projects in vocational education and the conceptual and methodological problems in impact studies, and (2) to conduct a survey on the establishment, operation, and effectiveness of job placement and followup programs. A questionnaire form was developed to survey the status, operational problems, and effectiveness of programs. Forms were mailed to area vocational schools and postsecondary vocational and technical institutions and responses were analyzed. The highlights of the selected impact studies as summarized in this report provide insights into understanding of impacts of the R & D projects in vocational education. More intellectual efforts are required to solve the conceptual and methodological problems in determining the degree of impacts of R & D projects. The survey reveals the effectiveness of impacts of the placement and followup program upon students' job placement, graduates' followup, business and community, and program improvement, along with its status and operational problems. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.