ERIC Number: ED222731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of the Impact of Advisory Committees on Vocational Education in South Carolina.
Latham, Phillip L.
The impact of advisory groups on the vocational education programs in South Carolina was investigated. Information was gathered from 891 advisory members serving on advisory committees and councils for 49 area vocational centers, 6 of which were not utilizing advisory councils. Analysis of the advisory member responses indicated that a majority of the members were not having an impact on vocational education programs. Over two-thirds (70 percent) of the responses were classified as negative or neutral responses (no impact), while 30 percent of the advisory members reported that their committees were having an impact on vocational education programs. Impact was measured by implementation of advisory committee recommendations to vocational education administrators. Differences in program impact as accomplished by advisory councils and advisory committees were also determined. Results indicated a much higher proportion of advisory councils were having an impact on educational programs. Recommendations were made for improving success of advisory groups. (The survey questionnaire and some correspondence are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina