ERIC Number: ED234236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Funding Practices and Alternatives for Vocational Education in Kansas.
A project was undertaken to review funding practices for vocational education in Kansas and to present some alternative funding methods for consideration. During the course of the project, a research specialist interviewed various state-level educational staff and an area vocational and technical school director in order to obtain a general overview of funding procedures in the state and to form some general impressions of the effects and effectiveness of these procedures. Based on these interviews, the researcher concluded that the present funding system makes it advantageous for area vocational and technical schools to enroll postsecondary students in preference to secondary students. It was also concluded that additional funding will not, alone, solve the problem of inequity. To help create a more equitable funding system, the Kansas State Board of Education should establish priorities for its vocational education program and should provide funding on the basis of those priorities. Furthermore, programs should be funded on the basis of need, cost, and ability to pay; on the basis of the level of achievement of outcomes; and on the basis of increases in the proportion of students taking vocational education. Finally, equitable funding could be most effectively established if all state and federal vocational monies were pooled. (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.