ERIC Number: ED336513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Linking Planning and Evaluation: Understanding the Process in Vocational and Technical Education. Working Papers.
Elson, Donald E.; And Others
This paper provides guidelines and suggestions to aid in the development and implementation of a process to facilitate linkages between planning and evaluation as well as articulation across secondary and postsecondary levels. The information provided is based on the results of a literature review, two surveys of states regarding the linking of planning and evaluation, and analyses and examples from three onsite case studies. The research revealed several common threads evident in the diverse organizational patterns of state education departments: (1) the initiation of a major event at the state level that provided a framework for developing new lines of cooperation, coordination, and linkages; (2) formulation of a clear policy or mission statement; (3) strong leadership; (4) administrative commitment; (5) interagency cooperation; (6) regionalization; (7) planning/evaluation systems and data collection/use systems; and (8) a comprehensive approach to vocational education. Fourteen references are listed. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Linking Agents, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.