Evaluating Local Vocational Education Programs
The word "evaluation" can be threatening to educators. Concerns about tenure, promotion, salary, program, facility, and accreditation seem to be first in the thoughts of those approaching an evaluation effort. Most educators are concerned about program evaluation, but it seems to be one of those time-consuming responsibilities that can be easily postponed. Educators must not be lulled into complacency on the question of whether or not to evaluate programs. Programs of vocational education are being evaluated by the people they serve - like it or not. Educators must be prepared to do a quality job of evaluating, or helping to evaluate, their own programs.