ERIC Number: ED174812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Administration, Operation, and Program Services of Vocational-Technical Education. Executive Summary.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
A two-year study was conducted which concentrated on the problems adversely affecting the administration and operation of vocational education program activities conducted by the United States Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education. Data were obtained primarily through structured personal interview schedules with free options to explore responses and structured questionnaires with open-ended items. All Bureau program specialists and supervisors were invited to participate. In states chosen by stratified random sample, two survyes were conducted with state directors and supervisors of vocational education. As a result of the study, substantial problems affecting the administration and operation of the Bureau were found. Findings and conclusions were placed in nine categories: national commitment; mission statement; structure; staffing; operational planning system; internal and external communication and cooperation; technical assistance; personnel development; and functional activities. It was concluded that the administration of programs and services to the states would be improved by (1) obtaining a national commitment to vocational education; (2) developing, through a master plan, the structure, staffing pattern, and staff development needed to support that plan; and (3) establishing and maintaining a strong federal-state-local working relationship based on technical assistance and a responsive two-way communications network. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.