ERIC Number: ED215229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Measures of Participation in Vocational Education: Enrollments, Students, and Exposure.
Brown, Lawrence L., III; Gilmartin, Kevin J.
This analysis reviews Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (BOAE) vocational education enrollment statistics and compares them with a survey of vocational students in public secondary schools conducted in 1972 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Following an introduction, a brief review is provided of official BOAE FY 1978 secondary vocational education enrollment statistics. It includes a short discussion of several vocational education accounting concepts and identifies important reporting procedures with bearing on data interpretation. The section following uses NCES data to refine the picture provided by the BOAE numbers for 1973. It examines course enrollments disaggregated into unduplicated counts of persons taking one or more vocational courses, and these are converted into full-time equivalent program and non-program students. The fourth section provides estimates of the number of secondary students in occupational programs in FY 1978 and forecasts increases and declines through FY 1987. Three estimates are made for FY 1978, and two projections are made for later years based on differing assumptions. The final section explores implications of the findings, including substantial revision of estimated costs per vocational student and future research on vocational education effectiveness that is more cognizant of the differential exposure patterns among vocational program areas. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.