ERIC Number: ED308328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Data on the Nature and Scope of Vocational Education Programs in Arizona.
A study analyzed data on the nature and scope of vocational education programs in Arizona in order to supply information on the pool of trained workers produced annually by vocational education programs. The study examined data from secondary schools, community colleges, and proprietary schools to gain information about the numbers of people enrolled in vocational programs across the state. The study found that in 1981-82, more than 156,000 people were preparing for wage-earning occupations in secondary, postsecondary, and proprietary schools. In addition, more than 68,000 high school students were in vocational exploratory classes during the same period. The following recommendations for further study and improvement in existing vocational enrollment system were made: (1) a system to determine primary program goals of community college students should be developed and the data included in the vocational education data system; (2) full-time student equivalency should be collected by program at the community college level; (3) specific program definitions and codes should be adopted in order to establish consistent standardized program coding; and (4) all enrollments should be reported in a code that clearly specifies the program title. Implementation of these recommendations will allow the existing system to provide the data needed for planning. (Sixteen references and eight tables of enrollment data are appended.) (KC)
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