ERIC Number: ED366722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Vocational Technological Education Model in Arizona. Status Report.
Vandegrift, Judith A.; And Others
A study examined implementation of the Arizona Vocational Technological Education Curriculum Model, which outlines a comprehensive instructional framework to prepare students for higher education, on-the-job training, and the world of work. A questionnaire customized for each of Arizona's 172 schools with 1 or more state-approved vocational-technological education (VTE) programs was distributed to local vocational directors. Responses from 160 schools (a 93% return rate) indicated that 45% have a comprehensive 3-level model program in at least 1 occupational area. Ninety-two level 1 programs, 989 level 2 programs, and 679 level 3 programs were reported. The most model programs were in the business management technology cluster for level 2 (91 programs) and in trade and industry education for level 3 (269 programs). The number of state-approved programs in each area ranged from 79% in agriculture education to 42% in occupational home economics education. Only 29 of the 52 districts with a comprehensive model program have received VTE funding for implementation of the model. (Appended are the VTE model questionnaire and tables detailing state-approved VTE programs by occupational area, state-funded model sites, and the status of comprehensive VTE model program development.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Vocational Technological Education.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.