ERIC Number: ED067523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of Proprietary and Non-Proprietary Vocational Training Programs. Volume I. Final Report.
Wolman, Jean M.; And Others
Results of a survey undertaken to provide data about proprietary schools, their students, and their programs are presented. All proprietary schools in four metropolitan areas of the United States which trained students in four selected occupational areas were surveyed. Included for comparison purposes were non-proprietary schools offering comparable vocational training in the same geographical areas. This report contains the results of these surveys and focuses particularly on the following: (1) a comparative description of proprietary and non-proprietary schools, students, and alumni; (2) analysis and discussion of alternate measures of training effectiveness including placement, cost-benefit, and non-monetary measures; (3) discussion of such issues as recent changes in program offerings and student bodies; and the incentives to which proprietary schools respond in making these changes; and (4) concludions and recommendations regarding evaluation, government funding and dissemination of information regarding vocational education. (For related document, see AA 001 055) (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.