ERIC Number: ED136022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-25
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Need in Programs of Vocational Education for the Disadvantaged and Handicapped. Final Report. Volume I. Technical Report.
Parsons, Edgar A.; And Others
Primary objectives of a national study were to quantify resource utilization patterns of vocational education programs effectively serving special needs populations and to develop a methodology for estimating resources required to successfully serve these populations. Emphasis was placed on the disadvantaged, as defined in P.L. 90-576. Surveyed programs were selected from nominations by State consultants with responsibility for special needs programs, State advisory councils, and other selected sources. Ninety-eight program administrators (62% of the sample) completed a survey questionnaire designed to accept all measurable program resources. Seventy-eight program elements were classified into eight program components. (Resource use patterns are documented in tabular form to facilitate program planning, budgeting, and review at all levels.) A seven-step procedure, utilizing data provided by participating program administrators was developed. (Estimates of needs are provided at national and State levels and for four types of program environments.) Findings suggested that (1) while difficult, successful vocational education for the disadvantaged is being demonstrated, (2) significant numbers of eligible students are not served, (3) the 15% set-aside funds are inadequate--12-20 times more could be expended effectively. This volume, one of a three-volume report on the national study, contains five chapters: Introduction; Literature Review, Issue Oriented Seminars, and State Plans Analysis; Methodology and Procedures; Results; and Conclusions. Appendixes include summaries of two issue oriented seminars, sample correspondence, the master program list (coding system and system explanations), and the program administrator questionnaire. (HD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Geographic Distribution, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Racial Differences, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Special Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.
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