ERIC Number: ED215147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Program Improvement. A Summary of State-Administered Projects in FY 1981.
Budke, Wesley E.; Gordon, Ruth
This summary report presents information regarding the 899 research, innovative and exemplary, and curriculum development projects conducted under the Education Amendments of 1976 during fiscal year 1981. Following an introduction, the methodology used to compile the data is described. The findings section presents the data in six tables: (1) state program improvement projects by state, (2) state program improvement projects by legislative section, (3) recipients of project funding, (4) target educational levels, (5) problem areas addressed by projects, and (6) products and outcomes of projects. These conclusions are listed: the reporting system works, more funds are obligated for support services than program improvement, states obligate about equal amounts on the three categories, amounts obligated for projects vary considerably, projects have focused on every educational level and are being conducted by educational institutions and agencies at every level, and the greatest number of projects have focused on instructional improvement. Five recommendations are made: clarification and reinforcement of responsibility of state research coordinating units (RCUs) to supply program information, RCU personnel training to improve reporting of project information, expansion of tracking system to accommodate information about state support service and administrative activities, study of results of funding patterns and levels, and planning of multistate cooperative research and development efforts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1976