ERIC Number: ED023937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Review and Synthesis of Research on the Economics of Vocational Education. Research 16.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
This publication is to introduce vocational educators and others interested in occupational education to research and writings on the economics of vocational-technical education. Research pertaining to cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of vocational education and manpower training programs is emphasized. Major sections are devoted to a review of research and writings pertaining to the theory and concepts of the economics of education, the methodological and conceptual problems involved in evaluating vocational-technical education programs using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness models, results of cost benefit and cost effectiveness studies of public school vocational technical programs and manpower training programs, and the use of followup studies as a means of evaluating vocational-technical education programs. Other sections deal with studies of costs and returns from investment in rural technical schools, investment effects of education in agriculture, and the relationship between vocational education and students' propensity to drop out of school. The author's conclusions and recommendations are included. Of the 100 sources cited, the oldest was published in 1962 and most were published since 1966. (AUTHOR/ET) -
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act