ERIC Number: ED239015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Cooperative Vocational Education Programs Since the Education Amendments of 1976.
Lloyd, Gary Murdock
A study assessed cooperative vocational education programs since enactment of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976. During the study, questionnaires were administered to training sponsors, teacher-coordinators, and students from 80 high schools in Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Virginia. All vocational program areas were included in the study with a mixture of participants from small, medium, and large high schools. Based on the study findings, the researchers recommended that teacher-coordinators be hired on not less than 10-month contracts and that they devote at least 65 percent of their contract day to coordination responsibilities with the balance of time spent maintaining contact with the classroom setting. They further suggested that the related class be given a time allocation of not less than five hours per week for the expressed purpose of providing the bridge needed by students between vocational classroom training and the world of work. Because of the importance of working with special populations, the researchers also recommended that teacher-coordinators be given inservice training on how to work with handicapped or disadvantaged students in cooperative programs. Finally, they encouraged administrators supervising cooperative programs to develop guidelines to provide opportunities for students who are potential dropouts and in high unemployment areas. (Copies of the three survey questionnaires are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Noninstructional Responsibility, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
Utah State Office of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 ($5.00; quantity price, $3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Vocational Education Amendments 1976