ERIC Number: ED240330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Significant Factors That Affect the Job Placement Rates of Students Who Have Completed a HERO Program. Year Summary Report.
Instructional Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Berkeley, MI.
A three-year study examined the significant factors that affect the job placement rates of students completing a Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) program. Other purposes of the study were to develop and pilot test a model that could be used to determine factors related to student placement in a variety of vocational education programs and to provide a thorough description of the HERO programs under study. The third and final project year focused on providing information to HERO projects based upon the previous two years of research. Findings from these two years of research relating to use of evaluation data, implementation of follow-up procedures, and development of public relations programs were organized into seminar presentations and handout materials. These materials were disseminated at a day-long conference for HERO staff. In addition, technical assistance and minigrants were provided to instructors and other individuals associated with HERO programs during the final year of the project. (Appended to this report are tables summarizing the results of the first two years of the study; materials from workshops dealing with promoting vocational programs, utilizing student follow-up data to enhance vocational programs, and evaluating vocational programs; and a process guide explaining how to design a study to determine significant factors affecting placement rates of students graduating from vocational education programs.) (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Evaluation Utilization, Followup Studies, Influences, Information Dissemination, Job Placement, Occupational Home Economics, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, State Surveys, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Vocational-Technical Education Service.
Authoring Institution: Instructional Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Berkeley, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan