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ERIC Number: ED154169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Reference Count: N/A
The Continuation of Exemplary Projects.
Hull, William L.
Part D of Public Law 90-576 and other federal mandates have authorized the use of funds for exemplary projects and programs in vocational education. Despite the investment of funds, recent studies have found little evidence of impact. Therefore, a project was conducted to identify what administrative techniques or organizational arrangements were likely to result in the continuation of the exemplary project on site when outside funds are no longer available and in the program being implemented in school districts other than the host district. Following the identification of administrative and organization variables and the development of a conceptual framework, two questionnaires were developed for two different populations. These populations were exemplary project directors from projects funded between July 1, 1970 and June 30, 1978, and replication sites using results from the funded exemplary projects. Eleven findings of the study tended to corroborate findings from other research. Sites most likely to continue the exemplary projects tended to collect evaluation data more frequently than those sites less likely to continue. Continuation was associated with the use of experienced project directors and frequent inservice for staff. Local school districts were the primary source of funds for continuation of demonstration projects. Transportability of project results usually occurred through administrative channels, and technical assistance to replication sites occurred on a limited basis. (JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1968