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ERIC Number: ED337596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Vocational Education Delivery Systems. Final Report.
Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.
A 3-year project analyzed the Arkansas postsecondary vocational-technical education system to determine how effectively delivery was meeting the objective of providing vocational training. Two postsecondary vocational-technical schools in Northeast Arkansas were selected as pilot schools to test the innovative strategies that evolved from the project. The following research and survey activities were conducted: (1) a student survey to determine needs and preferences concerning vocational education; (2) program monitoring and evaluation; (3) survey of Mississippi County businesses and industries to determine needs; (4) student opinion polls to analyze perceptions of their vocational education experience; and (5) an administrator/instructor survey of perceptions of changes. Enrollment of the two pilot schools was monitored. Findings were used as the basis for these state-level recommendations: follow-up on new curriculum; designation of multiple exit points; syllabi development; a move to credit hours; more local contact by state-level program supervisors; provision of qualitative research information; articulation/dual admissions; upgrading of school facilities; and flexible scheduling. The following local-level recommendations were also made: articulation agreements, early access to counseling, early intervention, and recognition of successful graduates. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include instruments, proposed calendars, and model school plan.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.
Identifiers: Arkansas