ERIC Number: ED284004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Questions Frequently Asked about Vocational Education. Special Publication Series No. 57.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This document offers the best available answers to questions frequently asked about vocational education by policymakers in vocational education at the state and local level. It is divided into two sections. The first section contains 15 frequently asked questions about vocational education effects and practices, each of which is followed by a brief answer and a short discussion. The responses integrate pertinent study findings from the literature that reflect the best knowledge of what current research says. Studies selected for review include (1) all relevant work conducted at the National Center, (2) other studies completed using large databases, and (3) journal articles and other original research identified across various reviews of literature. The questions refer to occupations of vocational graduates; earnings; effect of vocational education on employability skills development; job satisfaction; employer satisfaction with vocational education students; and the effect of vocational education participation on students' achievements in basic skills, school retention, further education and training, and development of values, self-esteem, and citizenship behavior. Other questions focus on minority groups and special population participation, employer benefits, use of occupational projections in planning vocational education programs, evaluation criteria for vocational programs, effectiveness of career guidance and counseling, and the effect of part-time work. The second section addresses some questions that still need answers regarding the aggregate effects on vocational education and administrative policies and practices. A list of references is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Evaluation Criteria, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SN57--$4.75).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.