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Some Key Outcomes of Vocational Education [microform] : A Report on Evaluation Criteria, Standards, and Procedures. Research and Development Series No. 192 / Robert L. Darcy
Bib ID 5384327
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Darcy, Robert L
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1980 
82 p. 
Summary

Two research questions are addressed in this report: What outcomes are appropriate and feasible to use as criteria for evaluating vocational programs? and What procedures can be used for evaluating vocational education on the basis of specified outcome criteria? Following brief reference to earlier studies on vocational education outcomes, fifteen possible outcomes are listed and discussed in terms of their importance, appropriateness, and feasibility for use in evaluation: improving basic educational skills, development of useful occupational skills, reducing the risk of unemployment, acquiring world-of-work knowledge, effect on educational commitment, development of leadership qualities, postsecondary educational progress, level of postschool earning, satisfaction with current school experience, job-search time, satisfactoriness to employers, attractiveness of the community for industrial development, employment opportunities for minority workers, job placement in training-related fields, and development of self-help skills. Fourteen essential elements of information for an evaluation study are then identified and notes are provided for operationalizing each of the fifteen outcomes. Finally, a brief report is given of a pilot study testing one outcome (reducing the risk of unemployment for minority youth) carried out with vocational education personnel in two states. Findings are summarized and recommendations made for further research, development, and evaluation activities. (JT)

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Availability: National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($4.50).

Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 300-78-0032.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Research.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Information Needs.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Pilot Projects.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Standards.  |  Vocational Education.
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education
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