ERIC Number: ED352465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training for Work in the Fifty States: A Compendium of State Policies.
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; Zellman, Gail L.
This report and the database on which it is based provide an overview of five federal and state education and training programs: secondary vocational education, postsecondary vocational education, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), welfare-to-work programs, and state-funded job training. Section 1 describes the study methods, namely interviews with state-level administrators of the 5 areas in all 50 states and staff in the governors' offices. Sections 2-6 are each organized around one of the five policies. Corresponding tables are found at the end of each section. Within each section, a single policy is compared across the 50 states, and major similarities and differences on several dimensions are identified. Section 2 on secondary vocational education focuses on types of institutions, state governance and influence over local institutions, funding sources and mechanisms, state role in program approval, teacher certification requirements, outcome data collected, and current and emerging policy issues in work-related education. Section 3 on postsecondary education provides data on types of institutions, state governance and influence over local institutions, financing mechanisms, performance indicators, and recent policy changes. Section 4 summarizes how states have implemented the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Section 5 on welfare-to-work programs provides information about delivery systems for state Job Opportunities and Basic Skills programs. Section 6 is an overview of recipients and services, funding, and delivery systems of state-funded job training programs. The concluding section compares the five policy areas and summarizes emerging trends and issues that cut across programs. The document has 42 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government Role, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, State Aid, State Government, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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: Job Training Partnership Act 1982