ERIC Number: ED103723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-10
Reference Count: 0
Proprietary Business Schools and Community Colleges: Resource Allocation, Student Needs, and Federal Policies.
Erickson, Edward W.; And Others
The study's main objectives were: to describe management techniques and incentives used to operate successful proprietary vocational schools; to compare these techniques and incentives with those existing at community colleges; and to review Federal policies affecting the utilization of proprietary vocational schools. Data and information for the study were obtained from a survey of existing literature and from interviews with students, faculty, and administrators of more than 20 accredited proprietary schools and two community colleges. The proprietary vocational schools represent a group of diverse sizes, orientations, and financial stabilities. The body of the report, following the summary of findings and recommendations, contains four parts. Part 1 presents a general description of proprietary vocational schools. Part 2 describes the missions, student bodies, and management of proprietary schools, based on case studies of several proprietary schools which were analyzed in detail. Part 3 analyzes the competition between proprietary business schools and community colleges, again based on selected case studies, and draws some conclusions about relative performance. Part 4 addresses public policy questions and research issues which derive from the study's findings, and concludes with specific recommendations related to Federal policy and funding methods. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Proprietary Schools, Public Policy, Recruitment, Resource Allocation, School Surveys, State Federal Aid, Student Needs, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Inner City Fund, Washington, DC.