ERIC Number: ED073240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-15
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A Report on the Evaluation of Occupational Education Programs for the Handicapped and Disadvantaged in Four Community Colleges.
Tadlock Associates, Los Altos, CA.
This project was directed to the development of a self-evaluation model which would enable community colleges to evaluate their effectiveness in providing occupational education programs for the disadvantaged and handicapped that are funded under the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968. To accomplish their goal, the evaluation team made a series of visits to the campuses of four colleges, where questionnaires were used to obtain the necessary data. At the conclusion of each visit, team members met in taped sessions to review their findings. Some of those major findings include: (1) Administrators were reluctant to allow first-line personnel to be interviewed outside of their presence, (2) Administrators tended to supply first-line personnel with acceptable answers, and (3) Similarities were found in the policies and procedures regarding programs for the disadvantaged at the participating colleges. Conclusions reached were: (1) The Office of Economic Opportunity needs to create a more specific definition of the term, disadvantaged, (2) Programs which serve the disadvantaged are virtually nonexistant, (3) The development of existing programs was done in absence of minority input, and (4) Community input regarding decisions consists of after the fact information. A handbook and supplement resulting from the project are available as VT 018 583 and VT 018 595, respectively, in this issue. (SN)
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Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Tadlock Associates, Los Altos, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1968