ERIC Number: ED113502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Questions in Vocational Education: What Everyone Wants to Know, and Is Not Afraid to Ask. Career and Vocational Education Professional Development Report No. 18.
Drewes, Donald W.; And Others
The report identifies important questions typically asked of the vocational education enterprise by legislators. Assuming that Congress provides a national forum for inquiry into the progress of vocational education where evidence from the States is reflected, selected House and Senate committee hearings and reports on education were reviewed to produce a list of representative questions. The questions presented deal with: those served by vocational education, curricula, staff resources, facilities and equipment, costs, and outcomes. These are followed by a 17-page section listing specific questions structured around the following components of a conceptual framework for vocational education: (1) the context (population, employment, education, economic, local government economic, school revenue base, and training resources information); (2) the inputs (revenue and new student information); (3) the process (enrollment, expenditure, program, staff, and site information); (4) the product (completion and withdrawal information); (5) the impact (post-school employment, job satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and school satisfaction information); and (6) the interrelation between the framework components. The report concludes with a brief description of information available through existing management systems and an epilogue stating the limitations of the report's accounting-type questions and the critical importance of answers to interrelated questions in planning. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.