ERIC Number: ED149186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation in Vocational Education: A Review. Information Series No. 117.
A summary and analysis of the significant literature on evaluation of vocational education, focusing on a limited number of evaluation efforts that reflect strategies typically used in vocational education, is presented in this information analysis paper. The paper is intended for curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators in vocational education, state education department staff, and researchers. The following topics are discussed: purpose of evaluation, evaluation defined, evaluation models, needs assessment, former student follow-up (including definition, objectives, groups to involve in conducting follow-up studies, groups to follow-up, techniques, instrument development, and conducting the follow-up), employer surveys, student/parent surveys, cost benefit studies, information systems, state advisory council studies, and standards and reviews. Recommendations based on a review of most of the materials included in the references list on vocational education program evaluation include the following: program evaluation in vocational education needs (1) to be a continuous effort, (2) a more systematic approach, (3) more emphasis on cost analysis, (4) assessment of personnel development, (5) development of specific and measurable program objectives, (6) research in all areas of methodology, (7) more people involved, (8) systematic and comprehensive information systems for collecting information, and (9) emphasis on both theoretical and practical evaluation bases. (TA)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Validation, Research Needs, Summative Evaluation, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 117, $3.25, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.