ERIC Number: ED251701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the Impact of the Bureau of Vocational Education's Program for Displaced Homemakers. Final Report.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Vocational Education.
A project assessed the impact of 21 vocational programs funded for displaced homemakers (DHs) in Pennsylvania during the three-year period 1979-80 through 1981-82. To determine whether the programs focused on priority solutions for the problems of the target population, a review of project proposals and final reports was conducted, and self-reporting questionnaires were mailed to project directors and 345 DH program post-participants. On-site visitations were made to five projects from each of the three funding years, and indepth interviews were conducted with the program coordinator and one to five program participants. Counseling and skill preparation services provided by DH projects resulted in educational and/or career placements for 93 percent of the target population. Program priorities coincided with Federal legislative guidelines for DH programming. Of the DH program participants who returned questionnaires, 47 percent rated their programs as excellent, 25 percent as very good, and only 3 percent as poor. DH programming met the immediate needs of 86 percent of the target population. Of the average per client expenditure of $271 over the three-year survey period, 74 percent was supplied by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (Instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Vocational Education.