ERIC Number: ED176067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Handbook in Vocational Education Evaluation. A Case Study Approach Utilizing Basic Evaluation Techniques in a Vocational Context.
Foster, Parker V.
Written from the perspective of a relatively large urban school district and dealing primarily with high school-type programs, this handbook is designed for use by local school district practitioners of vocational education evaluation. Part I discusses the history, present status, and goals and objectives of vocational education. Included are developments influenced by federal legislation. Part II presents seven actual case studies which illustrate ten specific evaluation techniques. These techniques are as follow: descriptive survey, interviews, self-evaluation, followup, comparison groups, criterion testing, item analysis, hypothesis testing and sample size, case study, and process evaluation. The techniques described in the case study are presented by three areas of emphasis: area wide, school district wide, and local program. Finally, Part III discusses seven evaluation issues. These are the following: evaluation design and decision-making; preparing a needs assessment; appropriate measuring instruments; abstracting the report for reader utility; incentives for evaluation; politics of evaluation; and finding your own role as an evaluator. (JH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Followup Studies, Formative Evaluation, Hypothesis Testing, Interviews, Item Analysis, Local Issues, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.