ERIC Number: ED273852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Identification of Vocational Education Outcomes in Illinois. Identification and Assessment of Vocational Education Outcomes.
Wentling, Tim L.; Barnard, Wynette S.
A statewide survey determined perceptions of the state staff and vocational administrators and teachers regarding time given to categories of vocational education outcomes and the educational level at which outcomes are appropriate. Differences existed between the secondary and postsecondary level regarding classroom time spent on identified outcomes. Almost two-thirds of postsecondary programs were devoted to development of technical skills compared to just over one-third of secondary programs. Educators at both levels indicated technical skills should receive less time, thus allowing more time to be spent on all other outcomes. Respondents felt that approximately 20 percent of the time should be spent on basic skills at both levels. At the secondary level, the remaining 50 percent of time would be distributed among affective, occupational survival, job search, and entrepreneurial skills. At the postsecondary level, 30 percent of the time would be spent on these outcomes. Respondents thought area vocational center programs should be similar to community college programs concerning the amount of time spent on outcomes. All outcomes appeared to be appropriate at secondary and postsecondary levels. At the secondary level a more even distribution of time across all outcomes was indicated. At the postsecondary level, focus would be on technical skills. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Entrepreneurship, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 250 483-485.