ERIC Number: ED361487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Vocational Education and the Job Training Partnership Act: Adequacy, Effectiveness, and Coordination.
Texas State Council on Vocational Education, Austin.
A study evaluated the adequacy, effectiveness, and coordination of vocational education and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program delivery systems in Texas. Statistical data on vocational education were obtained from the Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and data on JTPA programming were obtained from the Texas Department of Commerce. Data on coordination between vocational education and JTPA programs were obtained from three surveys: a survey of 210 secondary schools selected from a stratified random sample (51% response), a survey of 82 postsecondary vocational-technical institutions (59% response), and a survey of 34 Texas service delivery areas (44% response). Published evaluation reports by various research and government agencies were also consulted. The data analyzed in relation to JTPA and Perkins Act provisions, and a series of finding regarding access, training for targeted occupations, accountability, youth programs, and state- and local-level coordination were presented. Twelve program improvement recommendations were formulated. (Appended are definitions of JTPA adult and youth performance standards and hard-to-serve individuals and 1990-1991 employer ratings of secondary and postsecondary vocational-technical program completers employed in fields related to their training. Eleven tables are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Coordination, Educational Legislation, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Enrollment Trends, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Council on Vocational Education, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982