ERIC Number: ED224905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Assessing the Impacts of Vocational Education Research Activities on Vocational Education Practices. Final Report.
This study was conducted to develop a process for identifying the effects of vocational education research and development projects and activities and to identify the effects of selected research projects on the vocational, technical, and adult education programs and students in Wisconsin. Technical and adult education faculty and staff who had participated in 15 research and development projects were interviewed on site, and questionnaires were mailed to other such faculties. A total of 48 questionnaires were used, with a 46 percent return rate. Analysis of data collected showed that most of the projects had been successful and that results or products developed were still in use. The study concluded that the following characteristics are needed in order to have a successful research and development project: (1) clearly defined objectives, definitions, and procedures; (2) strong support from the administration; (3) adequate support staff; (4) adequate start-up time; (5) good communication among project staff members; (6) a project director who is involved from the beginning of the project; and (7) acceptance of the project within the district. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Research Projects, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.