ERIC Number: ED164765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Study Related to Public Law 93-380, Section 842. Occasional Paper #13.
Arnold, A. Buell
This study of occupational education in New York State school districts provides background information pertinent to the financing of occupational education. It concerns vocational programs for grades 9 through 12 in terms of education which prepares people for employment in occupations requiring less than the baccalaureate degree. The study consists of four main elements in connection with occupational education: (1) state policies; (2) pupil enrollments; (3) classroom-teacher staffing; and (4) costs. These elements were analyzed from the standpoint of determining costs, and to state the resulting findings and conclusions. State policies are explained in terms of several major concepts. Occupational education enrollments for grades 9-12 (1972-73 through 1975-76) are examined, by program area. The numbers of occupational education classroom teachers are shown, and variations in the percentages of teachers in the different program areas are compared. Comparative occupational education costs are reviewed program by program and city by city using per-pupil costs. Several programs of state aid for occupational education pupils are compared. Findings and conclusions are included along with a list of basic guidelines for funding proposals in occupational education. Data tables illustrate each section. (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974