ERIC Number: ED164841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Cost Benefit Model Development. Cost Benefit Study. Final Report.
Marson, Arthur A.; And Others
Through an analysis of the economic costs and benefits of five vocational-technical programs, it was shown that the benefits of a vocational-technical education outweigh the costs. Four programs showing greater benefits than costs were auto body (courses at two technical institutes), materials management, and electronic servicing. Clothing services showed greater costs than benefits. A major emphasis of the study was to examine noneconomic benefits of a vocational-technical adult education (VTAE) program. Graduates of the five programs and a group of high school graduates were surveyed to compare cost benefits and noneconomic factors such as attitude changes, job satisfaction, and social involvement. Some major noneconomic benefits found were that vocational-technical graduates receive a larger amount of help from their school regarding a job search and VTAE graduates enjoy greater job satisfaction than do high school graduates with no post-high school education. Appendixes contain (1) survey forms and cover letters, (2) summaries of cost/benefit/effectiveness procedures (in New York, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, California, Florida, and Oklahoma), (3) computerized cost model proposal, (4) format for establishing objectives, (5) survey forms for longitudinal evaluation of programs, and (6) norm tables. (CSS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Attitude Change, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High School Students, Individual Characteristics, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Study Habits, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Moraine Park Technical Inst., Fond du Lac, WI.; Lakeshore Technical Inst., Cleveland, WI.
Note: Appendix marginally legible due to small print