ERIC Number: ED244140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Perspectives on Vocational Education: Purposes and Performance. Research and Development Series No. 247.
Lewis, Morgan V., Ed.; Pratzner, Frank C., Ed.
Drawn from the reports of separate research efforts conducted at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, the four chapters in this volume examine from a variety of perspectives what vocational education should accomplish and is accomplishing. An executive summary begins the volume. In the first chapter, Rupert Evans examines the discrepancy between the public and legislative support for vocational education and benefits demonstrated by evaluation studies. Chapter 2, by Frank Pratzner and Jill Russell, examines the appropriate roles and functions of secondary and postsecondary vocational education. The major issue is whether occupationally specific training should be emphasized at the secondary school level. Floyd McKinney and Patricia Fornash, in chapter 3, draw upon background papers prepared by specialists in six disciplines to assess support that the basic theories and findings of these disciplines provide for 18 selected outcomes, or intended, positive consequences, of participation in vocational education. The fields represented are history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and futures research. In the final chapter, Morgan Lewis focuses on a limited number of labor market outcomes of secondary-level vocational education that have been researched in 10 different studies in recent years. (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, School Role, School Support, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenney Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD247--$7.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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.