ERIC Number: ED203041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Development of Standards for Secondary Distributive Education Programs. A Report of a Research Study Sponsored by the American Vocational Association. Research Report: DE Evaluation.
Lucas, Stephen R.; Miles, Benton E.
The purpose of this study was to develop standards that operationally defined a philosophy of distributive education at the secondary school level. It involved a variation of the Delphi technique which sought to validate standards initially devised by the researchers. Materials were distributed to a panel of experts representing various components of the distributive education personnel three times in an effort to reach consensus. Respondents were required to make judgments about appropriateness of the standards in reflecting the philosophical statements. Results indicated that all standards were accepted by at least 75% of the respondents. Suggested uses of the standards included improving the distributive education program, teacher evaluation of his/her program, school administrator guide for program implementation or upgrading, and companion aid for evaluation by accrediting associations. Following the seven-page narrative, the report presents the 114-point philosophy of distributive education and accompanying standards which were studied. (YLB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.