ERIC Number: ED209461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Progress. Evaluating and Planning for Vocational Education in Oregon.
Newton, Fred E.; McDowell, Sonya
Designed to provide Oregon vocational directors and teachers with a process for collecting information to be used in evaluating and planning vocational education programs, this handbook presents guidelines for both local annual planning and long-range planning. Various items to consider when reviewing an existing program are covered, including availability of jobs for graduates, program outcomes, program components, developing a plan for the program, modification and operating costs, and alternatives to the program. Examined next are the following aspects of reviewing an alternative program: assisting the availability of jobs for program completers, determining program outcomes, estimating program operating costs, and evaluating alternatives to the program. The following areas of the decision-making process for a new program are described: availability of jobs for program participants, interest in the new program, preliminary plans for the program under consideration, operating costs, cost effectiveness, and alternatives to the program. Also set forth are guidelines for developing a district long-range plan. A planning leader's guide is provided. Included in appendixes are Oregon standards applying to vocational education, proposed specific vocational program requirements, and 27 forms for use in planning a vocational program. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Education Service District, Portland, OR.