ERIC Number: ED223816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development: A Literature Review.
Ricketts, Samuel Clifton
Literature on vocational education research and development (R&D) was reviewed to determine the distribution, utilization, and impact of R&D information and products. The literature indicated both slightly and strongly negative findings on the dissemination of vocational education R&D products. Many of the studies described strategies for product dissemination, and direct personal contact was found to be most effective. Criteria for measuring dissemination were also identified. Readers found the language of the products, one major problem in product acceptance, to be cumbersome and unclear. A disappointing finding of the literature review on utilization was the lack of studies determining the extent to which products were being used. Most studies were concerned with what constitutes use, levels of use, and effective strategies for product utilization. The few studies on product impact revealed that a major problem in studying impact is its measurement. Another concern was inconsistency of findings of the literature concerning impact. Following the 18-page narrative is a literature review subject matrix, abstracts of the literature that was reviewed in alphabetical order by author, and a bibliography. Each abstract provides this information: author, title, place, institution, and date. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro.