ERIC Number: ED444029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Vocational Education Practices That Support Welfare Reform: A Compendium of Promising Practices.
Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
This report focuses on key findings, recommendations, and cross-site analysis of a study of vocational education practices that support welfare reform by preparing individuals for workforce entry. An introduction describes study methodology. Chapter 2 provides an overview of differences between vocational education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 as amended in 1998 (Perkins III) and vocational education and training services under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act. It describes benefits vocational education can offer to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recepients and strategies that 12 selected programs used to increase this population's access to vocational education services. It provides recommendations to increase the role of vocational education in welfare reform. Chapters 3-7 present the cross-site analysis in which data were examined from all 12 sites, and themes were generated that correspond with the study's research questions. The analysis is based on a five-part conceptual framework consisting of program context, organizational structure, program participants and services, resources, and outcomes. Chapter 8 provides abstracts that describe each case study program, with emphasis on the most promising practices. Appendixes include a glossary and literature review on the practice of using vocational education to train and place welfare recipients into the workforce. The attached case studies comprise about one-half of the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Glossaries, Job Skills, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Role of Education, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.