ERIC Number: ED099692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Vocational Education and Manpower Training on the Labor Market. Project Baseline Supplemental Report.
Law, Gordon F.
The report investigates issues in the assessment of the impact of vocational education and manpower training on the labor market. Structurally, the report begins with a review of Federal vocational education and manpower legislation and of evaluative research in vocational education and manpower training. Because this report is essentially an attempt to synthesize existing work, deficiencies in the literature are of prime concern. Sadly enough, these gaps are many. The review is followed by a survey of current practices in vocational education and manpower training. The intent is to define the great American enterprise of vocational education and to identify its strong and weak components. Following this survey is a discussion of the state of the art in vocational education and manpower information systems. This forms a necessary prelude to an analysis of the impact of vocational education and manpower training on the labor market, and to the conclusions of the report. Recommendations are made concerning program evaluation, local accountability for vocational education, routes to employment, State supervision of local programs, information systems, and the need for new types of impact studies. (Author)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation, Educational Programs, Federal Legislation, Information Centers, Information Needs, Information Systems, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, National Programs, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Training, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Technical Education Research Center, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.