ERIC Number: ED348576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Design Conference for the National Assessment of Vocational Education. Summary Proceedings. (Washington, D.C., March 13-15, 1991).
App, Anne H.
This publication summarizes presentations and discussions from a conference that addressed specific issues in the National Assessment of Vocational Education and in the 1990 Perkins Act that mandated the assessment. Introductory materials include a summary of consensus issues from the conference (David Boesel), welcoming remarks (Bruno Manno), and an outline of the conference's purpose (Boesel). Summaries of six panels (presentations and discussion) follow. "Panel 1: Legislative Intent" highlights the purposes of the legislation. "Panel 2: Effects of the Perkins Act on Policy and Practice" summarizes five presentations on state administration of vocational education programs, local practices, secondary and postsecondary articulation, and postsecondary policy and practices. "Panel 3: Funding Issues" summarizes four papers on expenditures for program improvement, funds allocation, funding formulas, and the postsecondary level. "Panel 4: Student Outcomes" includes seven presentations on assessing academic outcomes, success of the school-to-work transition, relevance of vocational training to subsequent employment, occupations and earnings, and employer satisfaction. "Panel 5: General and Special Programs" summarizes five presentations on correctional institutions, tribal institutions, flexibility of delivery systems, and access. "Panel 6: Academic and Vocational Issues" summarizes five presentations on teacher preparation, the effect of accountability on service delivery, the extent and success of integration of academic and vocational curricula, and the effect of educational reform on vocational education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Accountability, Correctional Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Followup Studies, Integrated Curriculum, National Programs, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westover Consultants, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990