ERIC Number: ED170560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Outcomes. (Final Report on Year One of the R & D Project "Examining Vocational Education Outcomes and Their Correlates").
Darcy, Robert L.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine what particular outcomes are appropriate for use as criteria to evaluate vocational education programs. Procedures included (1) compiling a list of candidate outcomes, (2) conducting a literature and practice review, (3) formulating a strategy for having outcomes reviewed, (4) developing alternative outcome classification frameworks, (5) identifying the characteristics of appropriate and feasible outcome measures, and (6) screening and selecting a limited number of outcomes for further study. Developed in the course of the study were an evaluative annotated bibliography of vocational education outcome studies, a thesaurus of vocational education outcome questions, and an essay on conceptual and practical issues in outcomes evaluation (all of which are included as attachments to this report). It was recommended that researchers continue their intensive efforts to (1) specify a limited number of important outcomes that are both appropriate and feasible to utilize in evaluating vocational programs and (2) operationalize these outcomes criteria by designing and field testing procedures that can be replicated by other evaluators. The report concludes with applications of the R & D results and recommendations for continuing study. (CT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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