ERIC Number: ED221704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Vocational Education Act Subpart 3 and 4 Allocations in California. 1977-78 and 1978-79.
Kim, Yungho; Wright, Calvin E.
A study examined the activities and the impact of allocations made under Subpart 3 (Program Improvement and Supportive Services) and Subpart 4 (Special Programs for the Disadvantaged) of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976. Covered by the study were 1,352 allocations made to California secondary school districts and 520 allocations made to California community college districts in 1977-78 and 1978-79. To obtain these data, researchers analyzed the results of questionnaires completed by administrators of 448 community college districts and 1,284 secondary school districts. Data revealed that because funding approval often came too late, both secondary school and community college school districts failed to spend the full budgeted amounts approved for them. Frequently, local education agencies used allocated funds for routine operations rather than for program improvement or for special programs. Furthermore, evidence from financial records was frequently vague, questionable, and inaccurate. Recommendations included calls for development of guidelines concerning the use of Subpart 3 and 4 allocation funds, for further investigation of the precise use of funds, and for review of the intent of the allocation system. (MN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Services, State Federal Aid, State Programs, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Vocational Education Services.
Authoring Institution: Educational Evaluation and Research, Inc., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: California; Vocational Education Amendments 1976
Note: Prepared under Standard Agreement No. 0039.