ERIC Number: ED347340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Integration of Academic and Vocational Education: Methods and Questions. Working Paper.
Grubb, W. Norton; Stasz, Cathy
This paper outlines the issues involved in an assessment of the extent and success of the integration of academic and vocational education. It develops questions that could be addressed to state and local education officials to assess the effects of the 1990 amendments to the Carl Perkins Act on both state policies and local practices. Section I describes the pertinent provisions in the Perkins Amendments. The paper outlines eight models of integration at the secondary level and seven conceptions of integration at the postsecondary level and clarifies the different kinds of changes that may occur when academic and vocational education are integrated. Section II reviews existing studies that describe the extent of integration before the passage of the Perkins Amendments, which could be used to determine how much change has taken place in response to the amendments. Section III outlines the methods and the general issues that guide the development of questions. Appendixes include 14 references and 4 sets of potential questions--both closed-ended and open-ended--designed to be administered by conventional survey methods to the state agency responsible for secondary vocational education; to the state agency responsible for community colleges, technical institutes, and other postsecondary institutions; to local educational agencies; and to local postsecondary institutions. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Classroom Techniques, Compliance (Legal), Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Measurement Techniques, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Success, Surveys, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-445: $2).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990