ERIC Number: ED113585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Institutional Manpower Development and Training Act Programs on Vocational and Technical Education in the State of Mississippi. No. 26.
Welker, L. Conrad, Jr.; Ginn, Clyde N.
The concern of educational and political leaders as to the extent and nature of impact made by Institutional Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) programs provided the basis for the study. The research report describes the degree of influence that the MDTA programs had on vocational and technical education in the State of Mississippi 1970-73. Thirty-five persons involved in vocational education were interviewed to obtain data which would contribute questions and answers to the focal point of the study. The data were analyzed within 10 categorical segments: outgrowing vocational education programs; the effect of manpower curricula and industrial training methods; obtaining necessary equipment and facilities; services to disadvantaged persons and the open entry--open exit policy; information on administrators, teachers, and students who went on to other vocational education programs or positions; information on the "start-up" policy; the effects of the MDTA stipend and the GED; years of most and least influence on other programs; influence ratings and state of Manpower training; and successful techniques used in industry. Overall, institutional MDTA programs were thought to have a moderately positive degree of influence upon other vocational education programs. The survey instrument and response data are appended. (VA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act