ERIC Number: ED224995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Potential Vocational Education Indicators: Vital Statistics for Planning, Review and Public Information about Vocational Education.
Copa, George H.; Salem, M. Nagi
An initial set of potential indicators for use in planning, reviewing, and providing puplic information about vocational education in Minnesota was identified. A list of approximately 70 characteristics of vocational education was submitted for review by secondary, postsecondary, and adult vocational education program administrators and the staff of the Division of Vocational-Technical Education in the State Department of Education. Subjects responded on a scale from 1 (not necessary) to 7 (essential) in terms of importance regarding four categories of characteristics: program enrollees (inputs), program leavers (outputs), program structure (process), and program need (context). The characteristics judged most important and recommended for an initial set of vocational education indicators were employer satisfaction with the quality of graduates' work, number of graduates employed in occupations related to the program, projected job openings in occupations related to the program, number of graduates employed, occupations for which the program is designed to provide training, performance of enrollees in the program, and program cost. Recommendations included further justification for the potential indicators by clients and those providing resources to operate vocational education. They also include the need for pilot testing of the potential indicators. (Appendixes include the questionnaire and some data.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.