ERIC Number: ED069927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Financial Support for Vocational Education in the Public Schools. Final Report.
Lindman, Erick L.
This final report is based on a 3-year study pertaining to financial support for vocational education. Chapter 1 summarizes findings and recommendations of the last year of study, including specific suggestions for administering federal and state grants-on-aid for vocational education, and Chapter 2 incorporates information about the cost of vocational education obtained from field studies conducted by the research team. Procedures to project the annual cost of replacing obsolete instructional equipment are discussed in Chapter 3, while evaluation of programs through cost effectiveness analysis and suggestions for conducting follow-up studies of graduates are described in Chapter 4. In Chapter 5, the rationale for federal aid for vocational education and alternative apportionment formulas are examined, and Chapter 6 examines the problem of apportioning categorical aid funds for vocational education among local schools. Some recommendations pertaining to the administration of federal and state funds are: (1) Specific guidelines should be established for prorating indirect costs among instructional programs, (2) State education agencies should establish standards for acquiring, maintaining, and replacing instructional equipment, and (3) National goals for vocational education should be established with sufficient precision so that the cost of attaining them can be estimated. (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education