ERIC Number: ED233219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adult Vocational Education in Ohio. Serving the Economy and Personal Needs. A Study of Exemplary Policies and Practices of Adult Vocational Education.
Miller, Larry; And Others
A study described the policies and procedures utilized in exemplary adult vocational education programs in five school planning districts in Ohio. The study, which entailed an analysis of programs involving 34,618 students and 832 instructors, focused on program implementation and administration, student goals and outcomes, instructor characteristics, and employer attitudes concerning the programs. All of the planning districts surveyed employed a full-time individual who is responsible for adult programs, utilized craft advisory committees for each adult vocational program, and cooperated extensively with community agencies and local business and industry. Of the instructors interviewed, two-thirds used competency-based educational curricula in their adult classes. While each district provided some counseling and assessment for students, the type and extent of counseling varied from district to district. Nearly two-thirds of the instructors interviewed had over 10 years of related work experience, and many continued to update their occupational and instructional skills by attending workshops and college classes and by working in their trade area during the summer. About half of the adult students examined enrolled during daytime hours, and about 60 percent of them did not pay any program costs. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Enrollment, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, School Districts, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.