ERIC Number: ED197214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Access to Vocational Education. A Planning System for Local Secondary and Post-Secondary Program and Facility Accessibility. Step 4: Selecting Strategies.
Rice, Eric; And Others
This guidebook focuses on the fourth of five steps included in a planning system for improving local secondary and postsecondary program and facilities accessibility: strategy selection. The first of five major sections included in the guide gives an overview of costs associated with providing education for handicapped students, discusses thirteen varieties of cost, and describes variables that can affect costs in educational settings. Section 2 focuses on decision matrices which allow judgements to be quantified for ease in choosing among alternatives. Specific topics addressed in section 2 include strengths and limitations of decision matrices, when to use decision matrices, materials and resources required, and how to implement a decision matrix. Focusing on cost benefit analysis and cost effectiveness analysis, the fourth section addresses how to determine the optimum allocation of resources in comparing alternate strategies for barrier removal. The final two sections of the guide describe the use of decision trees and simulations in strategy selection. The booklet contains self-instruction exercises. (LRA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Decision Making, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Programed Instructional Materials, School District Spending, Secondary Education, Selection, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.; Barrier Free Environments, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
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