ERIC Number: ED208133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Case Study and Judicial Evaluation of CETA/Education Linkages and Their Transferability. Final Report.
Braithwaite, Ronald L.
The emphasis of a formative evaluation research study was on identifying exemplary linkage arrangements between the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and education service providers in Virginia. The study had two primary phases: the case study phase (an exploratory and issue-generating process) and the judicial evaluation model--JEM (clarification of relevant linkage concerns). During phase 1, 38 interviews were conducted with CETA prime sponsors and educational providers to explore CETA/educational linkage issues through open-ended questions. In phase 2, the four stages of JEM were implemented: (1) issue generation through a case study of CETA and educational linkage providers; (2) issue delimitation through a statewide mail survey of CETA prime sponsors, Regional Operations Centers, and educational representatives; (3) argument preparation by case analysts/presenters; and (4) clarification forum, a hearing/panel of testimony on two issues--contrasts between client- and system-centered linkages and linkage intensity. Following discussion of the methodology and findings, five policy implications for CETA/education linkages and seven recommendations are delineated. Reaction to panel findings is also discussed. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include interview instruments, questionnaires, and related materials; JEM report of nonparticipant observer-documenter; issues background paper; and panel presentations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Interviews, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampton Inst., VA. Educational Resources Center.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Evaluation Research; Judicial Evaluation Approach; Linkage; Virginia