ERIC Number: ED181281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Vocational Education Programs for the Handicapped. Technical Report.
Nemeth, Cheryl; Ellis, Stephen
A study was conducted to develop and field test a model which could be used to evaluate the effectiveness of vocational education received by handicapped students. The study included four components: (1) conceptualizing a cost effectiveness analysis appropriate for vocational education for the handicapped (VEH), (2) developing a cost effectiveness analysis model and instruments needed to conduct the analysis, (3) field testing the model in a variety of high school districts to establish the validity and replicability of the model, and (4) producing and disseminating a handbook of the model to be used by administrators to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a district's VEH programs. Findings included the following: most special education courses have vocational content; this content is usually on independent living skills, pre-vocational skills, and vocational skills; and vocational teachers spend extra time with handicapped students. Samples of project materials are appended. (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fullerton Union High School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Richmond.