ERIC Number: ED062515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Planning: Manpower, Priorities, and Dollars. Final Report.
Young, Robert C.; And Others
This report considers the role of manpower information in vocational education planning. Following a review of the manpower and educational contexts of vocational education planning, the report examines the concepts of manpower supply and demand and the sources of relevant information and methodologies for their estimation, considers criteria for determining vocational education priorities, and describes a method for allocating resources among vocational programs. From a review of alternative manpower educational planning models, including manpower, rate-of-return, and social demand approaches, elements were selected which were feasible for a modestly inexpensive planning system. The proposed system acknowledges the existence of more complex planning models, discusses the data inadequacies and costs preventing their complete implementation, and suggests a methodology feasible in terms of existing or relatively inexpensive data and methodologies. (BH)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Planning, Educational Responsibility, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.