ERIC Number: ED328770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Significant Issues Confronting Vocational Education: Implications for UCVE Institutions.
Khaleel, Ibrahim Adamu
A study identified significant issues currently confronting vocational education and described what role(s) the University Council for Vocational Education (UCVE) might pursue relative to each issue. To identify significant issues, a literature review, analysis, and consensus building were used. A Delphi method was used to build consensus on the importance of the issues identified. A 4-point Likert-type scale was sent to 65 respondents, who rated the degree of importance of clusters, categories, and issues. Data showed that all five clusters had over 3.00 rating. Only one achieved a high-level consensus on the degree of importance. Of the 21 categories, the highest rated was Purposes and Outcomes, then Teacher Education followed by Leadership. The Support Services category received the lowest mean rating of 2.87. The Purposes and Outcomes and the Support Services categories received high-level consensus ratings on the degree of importance. Of 94 issues, respondents achieved a high consensus on the degree of importance of 17; 76 issues received a medium-level consensus. UCVE institutional representatives who were mailed the results recommended various actions for each category. (Appendixes include the list of issues and their ratings, a participant list, and 77 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Vocational Education.