ERIC Number: ED181324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Vocational Education. School Year 1975-76. Research and Development Series No. 162.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Existing information, drawn from regular statistical reports to federal agencies and supplemented by information from other sources, is presented to describe the status of publicly supported vocational education in 1975-76 (the year preceding the Education Amendments of 1976) and to examine implications. Individual chapters focus on who is served by vocational education, how well they are served in terms of outcomes realized, what resources are employed to provide services, what kind of community participation was utilized, and what kind of data base is available to support program planning, evaluation, and management. Major findings compare data with that of the previous year: 5% increase in vocational enrollment (primarily at the postsecondary level), no dramatic change in enrollment by sex in most occupational areas, a slightly larger percentage of disadvantaged and handicapped students enrolled, and a consistent growth in expenditures (particularly local and state) to support vocational education programs. Unemployment rates reported for completers of secondary and postsecondary programs are six percentage points lower than for other young people in their age range. Nearly one hundred pages of statistical data upon which the report is based are appended. (MEK)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Employment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Graduates, Handicapped Students, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Sex (Characteristics), State Federal Aid, Statistical Data, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: United States