ERIC Number: ED239092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of State-Administered Program Improvement Projects in FY 1983.
Budke, Wesley E.
A study examined state-administered vocational education program improvement projects funded in fiscal year 1983 under Subpart 3, Sections 131 (research), 132 (exemplary and innovative), and 133 (curriculum development) of the Education Amendments of 1976. Based on an evaluation of 573 projects, the researchers concluded that more funds are being allocated for supportive services than for program improvement. The fiscal 1983 percentage of funds allocated for research, exemplary and innovative, and curriculum development projects increased over 1982. Collectively, the states are obligating nearly twice as many funds to curriculum development as they are to the research, exemplary, and innovative activities. While the amount obligated for each project varies considerably, state improvement projects are being conducted by educational agencies and institutions at every level and are being focused on every educational level. The greatest number of projects have focused directly on improvement of instruction. It was also determined that teachers and coordinators are the primary users of nearly two-thirds of the products and services yielded by the projects. (Part 2 of this report is a compilation of resumes and a subject index for program improvement projects conducted through the state research coordinating units from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1976