ERIC Number: ED224924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Funding and Cost Analysis. Policy Paper Series: Document 8.
Cobb, H. Brian, Ed.; Larkin, Dave, Ed.
Five policy papers address methods of funding vocational/special education and relative benefits versus expenditures for different employment training systems for moderately and severely handicapped persons. The first paper critiques the present vocational education funding system for handicapped students. Federal funding mechanisms, state and local matching of set-aside funds, and problems in complying with legislative mandates are discussed. Tentative suggestions for improvement are offered. The second paper reports Abt Associates study fundings regarding the impact of the 1976 Vocational Education Amendments on services to special needs populations. Patterns of expenditure of set-asides for special populations are highlighted. The third paper proposes changes in the Vocational Education Act to clarify and simplify the present law and make federal spending for vocational education more effective. It calls for centralization of purpose and decentralization of process in delivering vocational education. The fourth paper reports an investigation to determine whether the costs and benefits of the train-place-train approach to competitive employment are comparable to the costs and benefits of individuals working in extended, sheltered employment. The fifth paper reports an analysis of several cost and benefit dimensions associated with Project Employability, a job placement program for moderately and severely handicapped individuals. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Job Placement, Job Training, Moderate Mental Retardation, Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963; Vocational Education Amendments 1976