ERIC Number: ED308325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of State Funding Alternatives for Vocational Education.
Vocational education funding strategies currently in use by each state were analyzed to provide insights into the strategies used by other states that might be useful in modifying Arizona's methods for funding vocational education. An extensive review of national studies concerning vocational education funding was conducted, and each of the states was surveyed to determine vocational education funding methods. The study revealed that no states were comparable to Arizona on many of the identified criteria. Several states were comparable to Arizona on four or five factors. However, each of these states was significantly different from Arizona on one or more other significant factors that would prohibit comparison. The study did not reveal any specific states that have developed methods for coordinating federal vocational funding with state basic support funding. Several states reported having both supplemental state appropriations as well as provisions in their basic state aid formulas for added vocational funding. There were no readily available solutions to vocational education funding that would meet the needs of Arizona. Communications with other state departments of education revealed that Arizona was not alone in its search for a more equitable funding approach for vocational education. (Appendices include a chart of state vocational education governance structures and delivery systems and information on the distribution of federal and state funds.) (KC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Revenue Sharing, School Funds, School Support, Secondary Education, State Aid, State Federal Aid, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona