ERIC Number: ED194744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Policy-Related Problems for Delivering Vocational Education to Handicapped Learners as Perceived by State Education Agency Personnel. Policy Research and Resource Series: Document 2.
Greenan, James P.; Phelps, L. Allen
This report presents baseline data that identifies and describes the policy-related problems confronting State Education Agency Personnel in delivering vocational education to handicapped learners. The first section sets forth these two major objectives of the nationwide study: (1) to develop a survey instrument and techniques for identifying the policy-related problems confronting state directors of vocational and special education, and consultants for vocational special needs education and (2) to identify the major policy-related problem areas and problems. In the second section these research procedures are described: instrumentation (development of an open-ended survey instrument), population determination, data collection, and data analysis. The third section discusses eight identified problem areas (and 248 policy-related problems): interagency cooperation and agreements; funding and fiscal policy; service delivery and program alternatives; personnel preparation; state legislation, plans, and policies; federal legislation and regulations; program evaluation and improvement; and attitudes. Two recommendations are presented which are addressed to policy-making and planning personnel at the federal, state, and local levels: further study of the extent and criticality of each of the areas of concern needs, and continued efforts to provide high quality research, development training, and evaluation projects. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Policy, National Surveys, Nontraditional Education, Policy, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Special Education, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.