ERIC Number: ED371192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Vocational Education. Final Report to Congress. Volume II. Participation in and Quality of Vocational Education.
Boesel, David; And Others
This document, the second of five volumes that comprise the final report of the National Assessment of Vocational Education examines some major features of contemporary vocational education: students, teachers, classes, and educational and employment outcomes. The first two chapters address student participation and program quality, as measured by a number of indicators. Chapter 1 examines participation and access in public secondary vocational education; postsecondary participation and access are addressed in chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses qualifications of teachers in secondary and postsecondary institutions, assesses teacher preparation, and considers shortages of secondary vocational teachers. Chapter 4 examines program requirements and courses in secondary vocational education to assess their consistency with Perkins goals, role in preparing students for work, and role in secondary education. Chapter 5 focuses on the relation between vocational education and academic coursetaking, student achievement, high school completion, and educational attainment. Chapter 6 investigates the connection between vocational training and employment outcomes for students who received vocational training in high school and in subbaccalaureate postsecondary institutions. Chapter 7 examines employers' opinions of vocational programs and some ways employers interact with them. Endnotes follow each chapter; data tables and a figure are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Vocational Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990
IES Cited: ED509777