ERIC Number: ED195748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Suggested Guidelines: Employer Follow-up of Vocational Program Graduates and Early Leavers.
Clatsop County Intermediate Education District, Astoria, OR.
This handbook for administrators, teachers, parents, and students describes a system of strategies that will assist in implementing follow-up studies of former vocational program participants (completers and/or early leavers). Section 1 discusses use of the handbook. Section 2 concerns the rationale for doing follow-up and includes legislation, definitions, and problems and concerns. Section 3 identifies significant decisions in planning for a follow-up study. Nineteen procedures which must be followed are listed and then discussed. Sections 4-8 provide these sample materials: (1) data tables; (2) survey checklists for the preparation, data collection, data analysis and dissemination phases; (3) student and employer questionnaires and cover letters; (4) tabulation forms for questionnaire responses; and (5) reporting formats for questionnaire responses. Section 9 contains a sample report of results, including completed response reporting forms and narrative summaries of response results. In section 10 a list of factors to be considered when estimating follow-up costs is provided. Section 11 presents a sample agenda for an inservice meeting for educators dealing with follow-up procedures. Section 12 is a bibliography. (The proposal for the project to develop this model follow-up system precedes the handbook.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Inservice Education, Planning, Program Development, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Reports, Secondary Education, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Clatsop County Intermediate Education District, Astoria, OR.
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