ERIC Number: ED114916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Schools' Responses to Vouchered Vocational Training: Experiences with the Portland WIN Voucher Training Program.
Dunning, Bruce B.; Unger, James L.
This report presents the results of a survey of 5 public and 22 private schools in which Work Incentive Program (WIN) registrants were enrolled for vocational training during the vouchering feasibility test in Portland, Oregon. The data include the responses of school representatives to an interview schedule that asked about the schools, their operations, their reactions to the vouchering program, and, additionally, what the schools said about 146 of the 168 WIN registrants who spent their training vouchers in the schools. Pervasive differences in the responses of public and private schools were found. These differences were attributed to differences in the size, organizational structure, and training philosophies of the two categories of schools. The private schools seem to be more pragmatic in their orientation toward vocational training. The voucher system posed no particular problems for the schools, and the schools so far do not seem to have behaved unethically or in an exploitive manner with respect to vouchering. At the same time, it cannot be concluded that problems will not arise if vouchers become available on a larger scale and over a longer period of time. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.