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ERIC Number: ED069934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 27
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Vocational Education Planning: Or Making Do with Imperfect Data.
Young, Robert C.
To better plan and evaluate vocational education programs at the state level, a mathematical formula was evolved for allocating resources to local education agencies (LEA's) which would reflect: (1) manpower needs, (2) vocational education needs, (3) relative ability to pay, and (4) excess costs. A "curricular priority matrix" and a geographic allocation formula would prove less costly than extensive cost-effectiveness analysis for purposes of program evaluation. In order to determine financial allocations for each curriculum, a modified synthesis of two funding approaches is suggested. For the "training related openings strategy", the planner funds priority curriculums only as justified by the projected number of job openings in occupations related to their vocational training. An alternative plan, the "labor market success strategy," utilizes job satisfaction information in conjunction with student course preferences as major determiners of program funding levels. This second approach is suggested for local planning, especially when considering the scarcity of adequate labor market data. The importance of institutional flexibility for effecting necessary changes is emphasized. (AG)
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