ERIC Number: ED241723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of an Evaluation Project Management System for the Occupational Education Programs of the Boston Public Schools. Final Report.
Enman, Gail M.; And Others
This report provides updated information concerning the status of the occupational education delivery system in the Boston Public Schools. The source of the information contained in the report is the Boston Program Audit, a system-wide assessment of high school and middle school occupational program functioning. The report examines the findings of the Boston Program Audit that relate to federal, state, and local mandates for occupational education and assesses the overall adequacy of the occupational delivery system in terms of compliance with legislation. In addition to satisfying the need for compliance assessment, the report addresses a range of knowledge gaps concerning the day-to-day functioning of occupational education. Toward that end, the report discusses topics such as the number and location of occupational programs; the number and characteristics of the student population enrolled in those programs; students' attitudes toward and knowledge of occupational education; the interface of guidance, administration, and instructional staff in the delivery of occupational programs and related services; the state of the art of curriculum, facilities, and equipment; qualifications and characteristics of occupational instructional staff; use of community resources; and record keeping. Problem areas are highlighted, and recommendations for improvement are made. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Recordkeeping, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Cambridge, MA.