ERIC Number: ED124777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
State-Wide Survey of Adult Vocational Education Programs and Services (Secondary and Post-Secondary Levels). Final Report.
Clark, Fredric A.
A statewide survey was made to provide current data on the status, nature, content, and scope of Adult Vocational Education (AVE) in Illinois. In addition, the study staff identified some exemplary program elements from which an AVE model program was synthesized. Survey data were collected from interviews with State personnel and from questionnaires completed by secondary school and junior college administrators, instructors, and students at 15 secondary and eight postsecondary schools. School AVE enrollment, instructional, and funding statistical data are reported in tables, figures, and narrative. In general AVE was evaluated as a successful learning experience by all of the participants. However, the student questionnaires rated AVE significantly lower than either the administrators or instructors. Contrary to State planners' previous assumptions, findings indicated that the junior college commitment to and involvement in AVE is significantly lower than that of the secondary school, due to lower reimbursement for noncredit courses. The flexible scheduling of AVE is acceptable but lack of adequate student personnel services weakens the program improvement based on the data collection. A list of documents used in the data analysis and the questionnaire used in the survey are appended. (MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Research and Development Unit.
Authoring Institution: Success Research Consultants, Inc., Tinley Park, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois