ERIC Number: ED212773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Impacts on Schools and Team Members of Participating in a Wisconsin Secondary Vocational Education Evaluation during 1978-80.
A study assessed impacts on 58 schools and 286 On-Site Visitation team members of participating in a Wisconsin Secondary Vocational Education Evaluation during 1978-80. Quantitative data were collected through 402 questionnaires; 116 were sent to Local Vocational Education Coordinators (LVECs), and 286 to On-Site team members. Qualitative data were collected through 8-10 interviews conducted at each of six secondary schools. Findings showed that participation of schools in an evaluation changed the vocational education program of 70% of the 58 schools involved. Serving on an On-Site Team Evaluation changed the way in which 73% of the vocational educators did their work. The manner in which schools utilized evaluation findings influenced evaluation effectiveness. Impacts came from two forms of utilization--decision-making and discussion. Ten specific impact areas were studied: changing role of the LVEC, increased vocational staff commitment, employer/advisory committee member participation, articulation, guidance, adding/discontinuing capstone programs, special needs, adding equipment, role stereotyping, and placement services. Impact on Team Members and how they did their work as vocational educators was studied by judging the two forms of utilization of on-site evaluation experience. Four specific impact areas were studied: spin-off to home program, reciprocity between schools, state-wide articulation in vocational education, and financial considerations. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Impact; Wisconsin
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981). For a related document see ED 205 764.