ERIC Number: ED118735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Contemporary Role of Proprietary Institutions in Vocational Education in Massachusetts. Final Report of Stage I of a Two-Stage Research Project.
Nolfi, George J., Jr.; And Others
The report presents the results of the first stage of research into proprietary schools and will be useful to policy makers of Massachusetts as it raises questions, clarifies issues, and compiles available data on the activities of proprietary and public schools in the State. An analysis of the role and activities of proprietary schools will contribute to an understanding of several research issues and policy needs. The questions raised are answered by the analysis of data gathered from students, graduates, and institutional questionnaires, by intensive case studies, and interviews with proprietary and public institutions. Section 1 presents an analysis of the development of interest in proprietary schools and the importance of raising questions about their role in the vocational education system. A review of other research and of the literature is discussed and implications for further research presented. Section 2 describes the initial efforts to quantitatively analyze the proprietary market and its effects on graduates and includes lists of schools and programs in Massachusetts. Section 3 presents available data on the scope and variety of proprietary schools and their relationship to public and non-profit programs. Section 4 provides an overview and summary of the report. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: University Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts