ERIC Number: ED177367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-18
A Comprehensive National Review and Preparation of Training Materials for Student and Employer Follow-up. Final Report.
Asche, F. Marion; O'Reilly, Patrick A.
In a four-section final report with its focus on methodology rather than on findings of particular follow-up studies, this project addresses two needs--to identify, review, and analyze vocational student and employer follow-up efforts at local, state, and federal levels, and to prepare training materials useful to individuals or groups at all levels in designing, implementing, and evaluating follow-up systems. The report includes a summative product evaluation by external evaluators (representing state and local concerns) which notes favorably the distillation of research findings into a ten-step task model--a tool for conceptualizing a follow-up system wherein follow-up theory is "tempered" with real-world experience. The 110-page "National Review" section offers a generalized description that incorporates a state-of-the-art report on follow-up systems and a twenty-page bibliography. The 120-page "Training Guide" section covers actual follow-up system generation, with chapters devoted to planning, developing system parameters, designing the system, and operating, documenting, and evaluating the system. The project's primary purpose is to encourage development of follow-up systems that minimize costs while maximizing quality and adaptability. (CP)
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Material Development, Models, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Research Tools, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
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