ERIC Number: ED267231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Summary of State-Administered Program Improvement Projects in FY 1985.
Budke, Wesley E.; Harsch, Wallis J.
A study examined state-administered vocational education program improvement projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 1985 under subpart 3, sections 131 (research), 132 (exemplary and innovative), and 133 (curriculum development) of the Education Amendments of 1976 (P.L. 94-482). It was determined that more funds are being obligated for supportive services than for program improvement and that the percentage of funds allocated for research, exemplary and innovative, and curriculum development projects has continued to decrease. Collectively, the States are obligating more than 51 percent of their program improvement funding to curriculum development. The amount obligated for each project varied considerably, with the actual range extending from $1,491 to $875,262. In FY 1985 State program improvement projects were being conducted by educational agencies and institutions at every level. Teachers and coordinators were the primary users of 58 percent of the products and services yielded by the projects. State program improvement projects have focused on every educational level, with the greatest number addressing improvement of instruction. (Appendixes to this report include a list of FY 1985 state-administered program improvement projects for legislative section 135, a Resources in Vocational Education database project profile, a list of FY 1985 state-administered program improvement projects by State and legislative section and a short list of related documents.) (MN)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Research, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For an earlier report, see ED 254 639.