ERIC Number: ED136029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of State Staffing Patterns and Delivery Systems of Vocational Education and Their Relative Effectiveness. Final Report.
Whinfield, Richard W.
This study, which grew out of increasing concern over vocational educators' tendency to seldom look at the "gestalt" of State vocational education organizational structure, shows some potential ways of looking at the vocational education system which have here-to-for not been attempted. This study also provides, for those who have not addressed the issue of "the system", findings which should give new insights into the forces working within vocational education which effect its output. Seven chapters are included: (1) Introduction (The Problem, Purpose of the Study, Data, and Special Concerns and Limitations), (2) State Administration (State Boards of Education, State Board of Vocational Education, State Board of Vocational Education Structure, State Director of Vocational Education, State Vocational Staff Descriptions, Expenditures), (3) Delivery Systems (General Description of Schools by USOE Category, Delivery System Description, Descriptions, and Local Staff), (4) Program Effectiveness (Presentation of Effectiveness Data), (5) Data Treatment, (6) Data Presentation, and (7) Findings and Conclusions. The appendixes contain flow charts of four generalized patterns of organization; U.S. official definitions of types of institutions; titles used by different States to describe institutions; data by State for changes in Federal expenditures per pupil, total expenditure per pupil, staff enrollments, and placement and completion; institutional types used by each State, and the data collection instrument and instructions. (HD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Educational Research, Expenditures, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Schools, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, State Boards of Education, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Higher, Technical, and Adult Education.