ERIC Number: ED119027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The State Planning Process in Vocational Education: Project Baseline Supplemental Report.
O'Reilly, Patrick A.
The Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended in 1968, required States to engage in detailed planning and reporting to qualify for Federal funds. The report describes the State planning process as it exists, planning initiatives which have been made and problems which have been encountered by the States. Commonalities and differences in the States' planning processes are identified, and the various development methods are described. The origins of data going into the State plans are discussed, and the major steps in writing and reviewing the State plan draft are traced. The major problems encountered by State planning personnel, problem causes, and possible effects are identified, and State planners' suggestions for solving these problems are offered. Although the study is descriptive in nature, an effort is made to gauge the effects of planning. Innovations in the planning process and examples of exceptional planning efforts are identified, and trends in the planning of vocational education are examined to determine whether the State plans are true planning documents or merely compliance documents. Finally, 12 recommendations to Congress are offered which, if implemented, should improve the planning of vocational education. These are aimed at stimulating legislative action at the Federal level. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Project Baseline.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1968