ERIC Number: ED315527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Public Policy toward Postsecondary Vocational Education: Some Economic Issues.
This document proposes methods by which the public purposes of postsecondary vocational education may be more effectively implemented. Part 1 reviews the public purposes of public vocational education (which are postulated as: to increase individuals' satisfaction at work; to increase the access to employment of underrepresented groups; and to increase the economy's total output of goods and services) and considers how to measure outcomes that indicate whether those purposes are being served. Part 2 describes how the multiple purposes of public vocational education conflict with one another and points out tradeoffs that become necessary when multiple purposes are pursued in a finite span of time. Analytic procedures for evaluating programs with multiple objectives are discussed. Part 3 discusses cost-benefit considerations in school-based and company-based public vocational education, describes as an example of subsidized on-the-job training a program funded by the California Employment Training Panel and located at New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc., and considers who should pay for public vocational education. A 56-item bibliography concludes the document. (CML)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Proprietary Schools, Public Policy, Systems Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.