ERIC Number: ED192009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Students in Nonprofit Private Schools with Access to Publicly Supported Vocational Education Programs. Final Report.
Wasdyke, Raymond G.; And Others
A project was conducted to increase participation of students enrolled in nonprofit private schools in vocational programs funded under the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 (P.L. 94-482). Objectives were (1) to identify factors facilitating private student access to vocational programs, (2) to develop and field test implementation procedures for state and local agencies, and (3) to disseminate this information to state and local vocational program administrators. Practices used to implement P.L. 94-482 were identified through field studies in nine states, classified, and used in developing a videotape presentation which was disseminated along with related materials during workshops for state and local education agency staff responsible for implementing the amendments. Research revealed that cooperative relations between private and public institutions are impeded by structural, philosophical, attitudinal, communication, and administrative barriers including the absence of accurate data bases, poor communications network among private and public institutions, state policies discouraging joint public and private programs, and traditional antipathy between public and private school administrators. Recommendations for improving private school student access to vocational programs include expanding provisions of the law to include all federally funded vocational programs, joint planning at all government levels, and development and dissemination of information about model cooperative programs. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Amendments 1976