ERIC Number: ED099686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Vocational Education and Manpower Training on Target Populations: Ethnic Groups, the Disadvantaged, Handicapped, Unemployed, and Unemployable Adults. Project Baseline Supplemental Report.
Wall, James E.
One of a series of special reports issued by Project Baseline, a national study of vocational education and manpower training, the study attempts to determine whether the disadvantaged and handicapped have been served by the Vocational Education Act of 1963, the Amendments of 1968, and subsequent legislation. The report is based on a review of Project Baseline data, 450 Educational Research Information Center documents, government documents, and other primary sources. Providing a prototype for delineating program impact, the basic components of a delivery system model are described: (1) policy establishment and decision making; (2) development, organization, and management of curriculums; (3) identification and recruitment of persons into training programs; (4) diagnostic procedures for identifying and assessing individual problems; (5) supportive services; and (6) program evaluation strategies and techniques. Program impact is discussed in relationship to policy, curriculum strategies, identification and recruitment strategies, diagnostic procedures, supportive services, and program evaluation strategies. A brief summary of projects by States shows the diversity of programs. Finally, recommendations are proposed focusing on the need for more programs for the disadvantaged and handicapped, personnel training, the development of an individualized instruction program, and the need to develop guidelines for interagency cooperation. (MW)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Individual Needs, Information Systems, Labor Force Development, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Literature Reviews, Models, National Programs, Program Development, State Programs, Technical Education, Training, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Technical Education Research Center, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.