ERIC Number: ED171909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Instruments and Procedures for Evaluating and Assessing the Status of Vocational Education Facilities in Indiana. Final Report. [Summary].
Nelson, Norbert J.; And Others
Knowing that many vocational facilities differing in outward appearance have equally successful results, the Indiana State Advisory Council on Vocational Education conducted a study to assess the essential elements of a vocational facility and to determine if a cost formula could be developed that would be useful for vocational administrators and other leaders in making decisions concerning vocational education facilities. Project activities were conducted in the following five phases: a background information search; a modified Delphi study; development of facility assessment instruments and procedures; development of a cost estimation formula and the nature and use of the computer programs; and onsite assessments using the instrument developed for the project. Based on the findings and observations of the project team, some of the conclusions drawn were (1) that there is not now available and/or conveniently accessible information for facility planners to use for preplanning, designing, estimating, and projecting vocational education facility needs; (2) that reasonable standards/outlines are needed along with guidelines; (3) that the tools developed in this project could prove useful in coordinating and communicating vocational education facilities status and future needs to all state agencies involved in vocational program development and implementation; and (4) that the assessment packet is useful in planning as well as assessing facilities. (This document presents a brief overview of the project; a more detailed report is available in ERIC--see note.) (BM)
Descriptors: Cost Estimates, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Evaluation Methods, Facility Improvement, Facility Planning, Guidelines, Measurement Instruments, Program Development, Program Validation, Research Reports, School Buildings, Secondary Education, Systems Building, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana