ERIC Number: ED254650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Excellence in Secondary Vocational Education: Elements of Program Quality. Information Series No. 291.
Campbell, Paul B.; Panzano, Phyllis
This publication informs policymakers of the breadth of the elements of quality and suggests an integrated framework for assessing quality to policymakers and vocational education evaluators. Chapter 1 discusses the development of a proposed framework identifying the elements of vocational education quality. The framework is composed of three critical components: context, educational experience, and vocational outcomes. Chapter 2 introduces and defines the elements of quality related to educational outcomes. These elements are categorized under two general types of outcomes: individual and societal, with a subset of societal outcomes specific to employers. Chapter 3 parallels chapter 2 in structure but focuses on the elements of quality related to the educational experience. It discusses the school context and school process, and their components, which define the boundaries of the school context and school process domains. Chapter 4 presents some issues and guidelines regarding the development of quality indicators for the elements within the proposed model. It defines quality, describes approaches to assessing quality, and then suggests a process for identifying and prioritizing subelements within the model. References are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Guidelines, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (IN291--$4.75).
Publication Type: 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.