ERIC Number: ED221707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Funds Reduction Survey: 1982 Summary Report.
Thomas, Edward L.; Shill, James F.
A study gathered input from 176 local vocational administrators concerning vocational funding priorities at the secondary and postsecondary levels in Mississippi. Addressed in the survey were the following issues: which of some 19 areas of basic grant money programs should be reduced; which areas should be reduced first; what factors should be considered when contemplating the elimination of individual programs; should a reduction of employee contracts from 12 to 11 or 10 to 9 months be considered as a viable alternative in the event that funds must be reduced; and, in the event of a necessary reduction in personnel, should funding for instructional, guidance, or administrative personnel be reduced first. Respondents indicated that trade and industrial education, secondary education, technical education, and administration were of the highest priority and should be the last cut. Current employment opportunities in the area and recent past enrollment figures emerged as the two most important factors to be considered when keeping some programs at the expense of others. Guidance and support service personnel were considered the most expendible, while administrative personnel were felt to be the least expendible. The survey instrument and 28 tables are appended. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.