ERIC Number: ED109419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A National Survey of Problems in State Planning for Vocational Education. DASP Planning Paper No. 2.
Morgan, Robert L.; And Others
The study of problems in State planning for vocational education surveyed the vocational education directors in the various States and the District of Columbia to determine what were their major planning problems. The survey instrument consisted of three sections: time spent on planning (both in general and on the State Plan for vocational education), problems in vocational education planning, and identification of critical planning problems. It was administered to State directors in January 1973, and 33 useable questionnaires were completed. From the survey of time allocated to planning, the data indicate that overall State planning constitutes on the average about 20% of the total man-months available for all purposes, while State Plan developing takes only about five percent of available time. In addition, two distinct measures indicate that the most pressing problem facing State directors was the uncertainty of the availability of future fiscal resources. Clustering the States according to similarity of responses suggests that, holding percentage of total time spent on planning constant, those States which devote the least of their planning time to the State Plan and more time to State planning in general have the least severe planning problems. The 10-page survey instrument comprises an appendix. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.