ERIC Number: ED220655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteers in Vocational Education. Field Test Report.
Katz, Douglas S.
This report describes four projects designed to expand the use of volunteers to improve vocational education in urban areas. Following an introduction, four sections look at the 12-month projects in Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Dade County (Florida), and Chicago that field tested a handbook for the design, implementation, and evaluation of vocational volunteer programs. Each project description covers some or all of these areas: context, the educational system, and demonstration project activities, including goals and objectives, project advisory committees, recruitment of volunteers, results, and impact. The final section of the report presents these conclusions based on the demonstration activities: volunteers can be of assistance to vocational education; 12 months was too brief a time period to achieve all that was expected; development of realistic goals and objectives represented a potential problem area; and none of the demonstration sites were adequately prepared or overly interested in conducting a thorough evaluation of their accomplishments. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Illinois (Chicago); New Mexico (Albuquerque); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)