ERIC Number: ED250485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Review of Literature Related to Outcomes of Vocational Education. Identification and Assessment of Vocational Educational Outcomes.
Wentling, Tim L.; Barnard, Wynette S.
Educational outcomes are most commonly defined as the consequences of educational programs or as changes in individuals as a result of an educational program. Vocational education outcomes are those that occur specifically as a result of a vocational education program. The processes and criteria used to identify outcomes of vocational education programs vary with the purpose of the study. Criteria used in followup studies appear to be legislative requirements and information needs of a particular audience. Studies that focus on the identification of vocational education outcomes provide somewhat more information on actual processes used to identify the outcomes. Surveys and working conferences have been used to gain input from representatives of education and business and industry on appropriate outcomes. The literature that identifies vocational education outcomes can be divided into two categories: outcomes that have been identified and assessed in followup studies of vocational and/or nonvocational graduates and outcomes that have been identified as major vocational education outcomes in studies that focus on the process of identifying and assessing outcomes. Outcomes that have been assessed vary by study but generally include knowledge, skills, and attitudes. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 039 956-957.