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ERIC Number: ED137529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Data Availability in Vocational Education. Final Report. Volume IV. Alternative Procedures for Meeting Informational Needs.
Katz, Douglas S.
This is the fourth volume of a four-volume report of Project EDNEED II (Empirical Determination of Nationally Essential Educational Data), conducted from July 1975 to September 1976 to document the extent to which data currently collected by State vocational education agencies could be used to answer vocational education informational needs of users at the national, State, and local levels. This volume focuses on the results of the project's field visits (phase two of the project) to 10 States that were considered to be exemplary in the availability of data on vocational education which corresponded to the informational needs of the various user groups. The field visit results are organized around the 50 highest priority questions identified in the earlier phases of Project EDNEED I and II. (Phase one of EDNEED II involved analyses of all 50 States' vocational education data collection forms, which served as the basis for selecting the States for visitation. Project EDNEED I identified and prioritized vocational education informational needs of users at the national, State, and local levels.) The 50 questions are classified into the following nine topics, with each question including a discussion of different States' alternative approaches to answering the question: Vocational curriculum and instructional characteristics, vocational curriculum expenditures by activities, vocational curriculum expenditures by object, vocational student characteristics, characteristics of the vocational completer/early leaver, local education agency vocational staff member characteristics, local school characteristics, local education agency characteristics, and vocational education characteristics of the State education agency. Problems relating to data aggregation, format, and data element definition are also briefly discussed in this volume. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: United States