ERIC Number: ED199391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Comprehensive Planning Task. Description of Procedures.
Starr, Harold; And Others
This report presents an overview of the procedures used to produce the findings contained in three reports concerning vocational education coordination and planning. Following a summary of the findings of barriers and facilitators to coordination in vocational education planning, a description of the basic procedures for this research effort is provided. It includes the six specific selection criteria for selecting field site states from which to gather data, criteria for choosing pertinent documents containing information about planning coordination, a list of types of individuals selected for interviews, and an outline of procedures used for analyzing and synthesizing data. After a summary of the findings of a study on conditions affecting vocational education planning and improving the technology of vocational education planning, an overview of the procedures used to complete the study is provided. These procedures included identification of key issues and areas in planning; establishment of logistical arrangements; correction of information by visitation, observation, and document review; and information analysis and synthesis. (Appendixes contain sample documents secured from two states and from local schools and sample forms for summarizing field site evidence of planning activities.) (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Methods, Planning, Program Improvement, Research Methodology, Research Projects, School Districts, Site Analysis, Site Selection, State Programs, Synthesis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.