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ERIC Number: ED288087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Jointly Administered Programs: An Alternative for Student Access to Quality Vocational Programs.
Zelle, Ronald K.; Miller, W. Wade
The purpose of a study was to determine if offering jointly administered vocational programs shows a significant, positive cost-benefit relationship over not offering vocational courses. Emphasis was on smaller rural school districts that may not otherwise be able to support a total full-time program. Nine factors listed by Thomas and Peterson (1984) were examined. A survey instrument was distributed to superintendents, high school principals, and school board chairpersons in Area Education Agency 7 in Northeast Iowa. Survey findings supported very strongly six of the nine factors of perceived cost-benefit relationship for offering jointly administered vocational programs: low risks, substantial proportion of students served, efficiency of scale and smaller financial burdens, no duplication of services, perceived important, and representation and cost assessment. Three areas appeared several times to show less agreement: low costs, financial arrangements based on exchange, and cost distribution based on equality. Conclusions were that low costs were of less concern to school board presidents than offering high quality vocational programs. Data strongly supported the belief that vocational programs in high schools were important. (Study correspondence and the instrument are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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