ERIC Number: ED146422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Secondary Vocational Education: Jointly Administered Programs. 8th Annual Evaluation Report.
Iowa State Career Education Advisory Council, Des Moines.
Focus in this evaluation report of Iowa secondary vocational education is on jointly administered programs--those contracted services which are established either between two or more secondary schools or between a merged area school and one or more secondary schools. The report is a synthesis and discussion of information gathered from field visits to five of the state's fifteen merged areas and from related research. Questions addressed are the following: (1) What are the historical, legal, and philosophical bases for jointly administered secondary vocational programs and their relationship to traditional programs in Iowa? (2) What are the primary characteristics of these programs? (3) What is the present method for reimbursing secondary programs in Iowa and what ways does this affect jointly administered programs? (4) How do state policies and plans, community attitudes, and current, critical issues confronting local school districts affect secondary vocational education in Iowa? (5) If jointly administered programs are a viable means of providing secondary vocational programs, what policies and plans should be considered to continue and expand them? Issues are identified with respect to each topic; selected opinions of administrators, teachers, students, and others are listed; and a summary of state-wide attitudes with regard to each issue is then presented followed by recommendations. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Career Education Advisory Council, Des Moines.