ERIC Number: ED069924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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An Assessment of the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Related Projects on Educational Practice in Pennsylvania Since 1966.
American Management Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
To determine the impact of vocational education research and related projects on educational practice in Pennsylvania since 1966, descriptive data were gathered on 115 Research Coordinating Unit (RCU) projects funded from 1966 through March 1972. Some general findings were: (1) Most projects were housed in public schools (Grades 9-12) serving large rural or urban communities, (2) Most targeted populations were "regular" students, but disadvantaged and handicapped students were represented, (3) Research, curriculum development, and training programs were the major face of most projects, (4) Impact in educational practices tended to be limited to local geographic areas, (5) Local vocational education advisory councils were little used, but when used, they proved to be effective, (6) Most trainees were white, with blacks accounting for 7.5 percent of all trainees, and (7) Adequacy of RCU funding, external and internal influences, and assistance received had the strongest influences on outcomes among all project. Based on these results, it was suggested that directors better utilize internal sources of influence (parents, students, advisory councils, and others) and that the role of the RCU be expanded, in terms of greater interaction with projects during and after funding. A formal and systematic model to enable such interaction is included in this report. (SB)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: American Management Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania