ERIC Number: ED229530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-25
Reference Count: 0
Findings for the Study Conducted of the Adult Vocational Education Program in the State of Minnesota. Final Report.
Alexander Grant & Company, Minneapolis, MN.
The adult vocational education program in Minnesota was studied to provide information that state administrators, planners, and legislators could use to gain an understanding of the program and how it is perceived by students, employers, and adult vocational education directors and coordinators. A total of 1,519 questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of current and past adult vocational education students, with a response rate of 56 percent; 354 questionnaires were mailed to employers throughout the state, with a 41 percent response. In addition, adult vocational education directors and coordinators at 10 schools were interviewed about their perceptions of the adult vocational education program. The study found that (1) students, employers, and directors agreed that adult vocational education is meeting its stated objectives; (2) students and employers were generally pleased with the results of classes and indicated willingness to use this resource in the future; (3) current methods of promotion appeared to be effective in developing an awareness of adult vocational education among students and employers; and (4) students, employers, and directors agreed that training is available at reasonable cost. Recommendations were made to conduct on-site training at employers' facilities, to develop measurable learning objectives, to make curriculum materials more available to schools, to identify employer needs, and to develop a formal student follow-up program. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Alexander Grant & Company, Minneapolis, MN.