ERIC Number: ED205764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Impacts on Schools and Team Members of Participating in a Wisconsin Secondary Vocational Education Program Evaluation, 1978-80.
This study assessed the impacts on 58 schools and 379 on-site visitation team members participating in a Wisconsin Secondary Vocational Education Program Evaluation during three years, 1978-80. To accomplish this, a methodological mix was chosen, so that impacts could be documented quantitatively through questionnaire data, and qualitatively through case studies. Findings of the study showed that participation of schools in an evaluation changed the vocational education program of most schools. Serving on an on-site evaluation team changed the way in which most vocational educators did their work. The study also showed that for most effect, evaluation findings must be discussed and acted upon within three months in a series of specially called, structured meetings with the local vocational education coordinator, district administrator, principal, and vocational staff participating. Several implications were inferred at the local level (impact traced to enthusiasm of people, necessity for a local vocational education coordinator); state level (facilitation of articulation); and national level (justification of expenditures for evaluative research in vocational education at the national level). (KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Impact; Wisconsin
Note: Masters Thesis, University of Wisconsin.