ERIC Number: ED170492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
State Planning for the Delivery of Vocational Education to Special Populations: A State of the Art Report. Volume 1: Planning Procedures. Interim Report.
Drewes, D. W.; And Others
Intended for vocational education planners, administrators, or representatives of special population groups, this state-of-the-art report provides a comparative analysis of procedures which typify state-level planning for special needs. The introduction provides a brief account of the historical evolution of the concern for those with special needs and the emergence of planning as an approach to the allocation of resources. The merger of these themes in the present vocational legislation is discussed and a planning model, Management Evaluation Review of Quality (MERQ), is presented as an organizing framework. The methodology used for the identification and review of materials for this report are presented in the next chapter. The five chapters following respectively titled, Policy Development, Needs Assessment, Formulation of Goals and Objectives, Identification of Programs, Services, and Activities, and Resource Allocation, describe the state of the art with respect to planning for special populations. Each chapter is devoted to one of the topical components of the MERQ planning model (with the exception of goal-setting and development of objectives, which are taken together). Provided in each of these five chapters are a brief discussion of the meaning and implication of the particular planning component for special populations, a description of the procedures and practices considered to exemplify the current state of the art for that component, and a conclusion which reviews and discusses the comparative strengths, limitations, and problems encountered in using various generic procedures. The final chapter summarizes and presents conclusions about the problems, factors, and issues which characterize the planning for special populations. (JH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.