ERIC Number: ED211733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
The Vocational Education Study: Report on Veterans Education. The Veterans Administration as Sponsor of Occupational Education.
In order to determine the impact of the Veterans Administration (VA) on occupational education, this report examines the VA training programs and the changes that have occurred in them over the years in the larger context of changes in American education. Presented first are brief descriptions of and detailed 1967-1980 enrollment figures for the four training programs administered by the VA (G I Bill, the program for survivors and dependents of veterans, vocational rehabilitation, and the Post-Vietnam era Veterans Educational Assistance Program). Major differences among the three versions of the G I Bill are outlined. Examined next are the following major changes in the VA program structure that make it impossible to fully ascertain the extent of VA support of occupational education: (1) the existence of different enrollment and attendance requirements for college and vocational school students, (2) trends in classifying community colleges into the categories of higher learning or below college level institutions, and (3) the incompleteness of the data base for occupational education. Finally, descriptions are provided of the major available sources of data pertaining to VA administration of occupational education. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, Attendance, Definitions, Dependents, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Veterans Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: G I Bill; Veterans Administration; Veterans Educational Assistance Program; Vocational Education Study