ERIC Number: ED347279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Education and Employment Training. A Study of JTPA-Vocational Education System Coordination in Massachusetts.
This report looks in depth at four Massachusetts service delivery areas (SDAs) and the educational providers with whom they interact. Chapter 1 reports the types and status of coordination in each region. Each case narrative has three parts: (1) a coordination "snapshot" that summarizes institutional players and types of coordination occurring; (2) institutional leaders' perceptions of coordination and obstacles and incentives to coordinate; and (3) a conclusion highlighting the outstanding issues. Chapter 2 looks at specific examples of institutional choice points and explores aspects of the institutional level of cost benefit analyses as they contribute to coordination-related decision making. Chapter 3 offers suggestions for changes to the system to improve institutional assessments of the costs and benefits of coordination organized by the three levels at which the change could be implemented: local, regional, and state. Chapter 4 provides a summary of the institutional perceptions of barriers and incentives along with each institution's satisfaction level with the status quo and its desire to work for further coordination. Chapter 5 makes three conceptual observations about the relationship between the educational institutions and the Job Training Partnership Act system pertaining to the question of who delivers services; the chapter poses questions to stimulate discussion about overall system redesign or recommendations to promote greater coordination. Information on methodology is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Massachusetts; Service Delivery Areas
Note: For related documents, see CE 061 376-381.