ERIC Number: ED033228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Evaluation of Public Occupational Education. Center Monograph No 1.
Control of public education in the United States is vested in the citizenry. Evaluation is a necessary function of control. The gap between occupational and general education must be narrowed by recognition that both may contribute to occupational choice, competence, and advancement, and also to the objectives of general education. As unsystematic as citizen evaluations have been, their effects upon occupational education have been great. Therefore, there is a need for a more equitable representation of the total public in the evaluation of occupational education and its consequent remodeling. The major purpose of citizen evaluations should be to influence the development of adequate public policies which would make possible more realistic and effective occupational education for all who would receive it in public institutions. Typically, evaluations have been of programs, teachers, students, and former students and facilities. There has been little attention to public policies and attitudes responsible for the conditions discovered, or to the processes by which public policies of occupational education are derived. Proposed procedures for a citizen evaluation are outlined. A 70-page bibliography and reference list is appended. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult and Vocational Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.