ERIC Number: ED181325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Selecting, Analyzing, and Displaying Planning Information. Research and Development Series 164.
Starr, Harold; And Others
This manual is a resource of ideas and suggestions for comprehensive statewide planning of vocational education. It is directed toward both experienced and inexperienced vocational education planners. The data analysis and display techniques presented are useful for producing information for developing state plans and for communicating data-based information to planners, administrators and to other persons who contribute to, react to, or review vocational education planning efforts and documents. The manual includes information which can be used in carrying out three planning tasks: (1) formulating program goals and objectives; (2) planning the allocation of resources for the achievement of goals and objectives; and (3) monitoring and evaluating a plan. The uses of demographic and related information in vocational education planning are given special treatment. Topics include use of demographics and census data for identifying economically depressed areas, areas of high unemployment, and planning regions, and use of it for distribution of funds according to economic and social factors or student accessibility. Examples are also provided of how data analysis techniques and display procedures can be applied to vocational education planning. General concepts are discussed (e.g., sample vs. population and descriptive vs. inferential statistics) as well as specific analysis methods (e.g., multiple enumeration, relationship analysis, and curvilinear trends and regression) and such display techniques as tabular, graphic, line graphs, pie and column charts, pictorial displays, and statistical maps. (PV)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Data Analysis, Demography, Guides, Information Utilization, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Statewide Planning, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Visual Aids, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($9.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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