ERIC Number: ED194800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of the Career Education Incentive Act. Interim Report on the Rapid Feedback Evaluation.
Steel, Lauri; And Others
A rapid feedback evaluation of state- and local-level implementation of the Career Education Incentive Act (PL 95-207) was conducted. (This act established K-12 and postsecondary career exploration as national priorities.) Site visits were made in nine states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, and Oregon) and thirty-one intermediate and local education agencies. The states represented nine out of ten United States Department of Education regions; large, medium and minimum amounts of PL 95-207 funding during 1979; and high, medium, and low levels of 1974-75 state support for career education. Site evaluations revealed that PL 95-207 funds are serving their intended purpose. State and local education agencies are maintaining and increasing their investments. State leadership is being exercised at an accelerating rate, and in most districts schools seem well advanced towards complete career education involvment with resources being provided by other state and federal programs and the private sector. Areas needing fuller attention include the following: coordinated state and local evaluation plans, more preservice training, active involvement of organized labor, and active involvement of groups representing the handicapped and other special needs populations. (Descriptions of six model programs receiving PL 95-207 funding are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Districts, School Funds, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Louisiana; Massachusetts; Missouri; Montana; New Jersey; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania