ERIC Number: ED118837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Research Priorities in Post Secondary Vocational Technical and Adult Education in Wisconsin for 1975-1977.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.
The purpose of the study was to determine the priority areas for research as perceived by vocational, technical, and adult educators in Wisconsin at the post-secondary level. A survey of approximately 500 Wisconsin Association of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (VTAE) district administrative and supervisory staff was conducted using a 45-item, five-point Likert-type questionnaire. Tabulations of responses from 360 returns provided rank orders of research areas on the basis of numerical values of means for each item for the State total, by title of job, area of work, and VTAE district. The top five areas based on State total data were: labor market requirements; determining performance levels of competencies for job entry; assessment of individual's vocational, technical, and adult education needs; open entry/open exit education; and student attrition/withdrawals. Additional comments and suggestions which appeared on the questionnaires are listed. Conclusions were that means values and item rankings varied noticeably among respondents by title of position, area of work, and VTAE district and that the instrument and procedures followed were effective. Recommendations for using the findings are included. A copy of the questionnaire and the letter used with it are appended. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison. Research Coordinating Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin