ERIC Number: ED079525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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An Analysis of the Process, Intent, Distribution, and Effects of Priority Funding for Vocational and Technical Education in the State of Illinois.
Koch, James V.; Elkin, Randyl D.
This study was conducted to determine: (1) the stated criteria and priorities which the Illinois Vocational and Technical Education Division uses to determine the distribution of funds to districts, (2) how closely the actual distribution of funds match the stated criteria and priorities, (3) whether the actual distribution of funds reflect important observed characteristics such as unemployment rates and dropout rates, (4) whether certain types of districts are given disproportionate funding, (5) how the actual distribution of funds in Illinois compares to other states, and (6) whether alternative criteria and priorities for dispersal of funds would increase the cost-effectiveness of monies spent. Results of the study indicate courses with a low manpower priority will be curtailed or de-emphasized. The courses expanded by the State priorities are those with some manpower need and relatively high cost. The funding for high-cost courses will cause these courses to proliferate, and as they do, the funding available to lower costing, equal manpower need, and more efficient courses will decline. The course areas with high manpower need should be expanded, with lower cost courses receiving the greater level of funding. Utilization of the alternative priorities would achieve the same goals as the state priorities at a considerably lower cost. (SB)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Mid State Educational Consultants, Normal, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois