ERIC Number: ED300089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Distribution of Federal Funds for Vocational Education to Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges.
McKinney, T. Harry; Davis, Dale A.
In 1988, a study was conducted to determine the extent to which vocational and technical programs at two-year colleges have been supported by federal aid. State directors of two-year college education were surveyed for background information on the last three years of vocational education funding under the Vocational Education Act (VEA) of 1963, and on the first year of funding under the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1984. Study findings included the following: (1) two-year colleges received 22% to 23% of the total VEA allotments to 46 responding states in 1982-83 to 1983-84; (2) responses from the 37 states that provided funding data by program category indicated that two-year colleges received less than 20% of the states' VEA allotments for every program category except Basic Grants, for which 26% to 27% was alloted; (3) 43 states provided information on Perkins Act funding for 1985-86, indicating that two-year colleges received 22% of the Perkins Act allotments in all program categories combined, including 27% of the estimated allocations for the Vocational Education Opportunities Program and 17% of the allocations for the Vocational Education Program Improvement, Innovation, and Expansion Program; and (4) more detailed information on Vocational Education Opportunities Program allocations revealed that two-year colleges in the 43 responding states received 20% of the allocations for the handicapped, 23% of the allocations for the disadvantaged, and 41% of the allocations for adult training/retraining. Appendixes present study findings by state. (AAZC)
Descriptors: Categorical Aid, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.
Note: Prepared for AACJC/ACCT Keeping America Working Task Force.