ERIC Number: ED118829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-6
Reference Count: 0
Progress in Project EDNEED, with Implications for Administrators of Vocational Education Programs.
Nerden, Joseph T.
Project EDNEED has been charged with determining empirically data needed by vocational administrators at the local, State, regional, and national levels. Reliable data are necessary to present accurate reports to various State and Federal agencies and to provide answers to questions that are of major concern to legislators. Data are needed in the areas of: (1) target groups, (2) curriculum, (3) qualifications of personnel, (4) circumstances and facilities for vocational preparation, (5) processes for assessing vocational education programs, and (6) costs and benefits of vocational education programs as compared with other educational programs. Project EDNEED focused on two areas: (1) the identification of important questions concerning vocational education and the data elements needed to provide the answers, and (2) an assessment of the extent to which States collect such data. Much of the project has already been completed and the EDNEED data classification prepared. Further needs identified by the project include: (1) policies to guide vocational educators, (2) an operating system of vocational information, (3) comparison of data to guide future data gathering, (4) an intensive study of data collection, (5) a dictionary of vocational terms, (6) coordination of data with other fields, and (7) determination of actual costs. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report to the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Anaheim, California, December 6, 1975)