ERIC Number: ED235385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Developing Vocational Education Indicators: Some Steps in Moving from Selection to Use.
Copa, George H.; Scholl, Steve
A project focused on further verification and development of a set of previously recommended vocational education indicators. These indicators were employer's satisfaction with the quality of the graduate's work, number of graduates employed in occupations related to program, labor market demand, number of graduates employed, training-related occupations, and program cost. One of the directions taken was further verification in terms of (1) current social and economic issues, (2) vocational education as part of education more broadly conceived, and (3) critical questions useful in interrogating any potential indicator. Another project direction focused on further development of indicators with adequate data available and proceeded through the steps of defining indicators, displaying information, setting benchmarks, and combining indicators. A third project direction involved analysis and recommendations concerning indicators without adequate data. Emphasis was on assessing the types of data available, directions of current research and development to improve the data, making best use of what is available, and suggesting further ways of improvement. The two recommended potential indicators that served as content on which these developmental efforts were illustrated were labor market demand and training-related occupations. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Indicator Verification; Indicators; Minnesota
Note: For a related document, see ED 224 995.