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Appendix A Review of R&D in Major Priority Areas The members and staff of the Committee on Vocational Education Re- search and Development reviewed literature on nine major research top ~cs: Career development and guidance Students with special needs Characteristics of students Teacher education Instructional techniques Curriculum development Labor market supply and demand information Administration of vocational education Evaluation of vocational education programs Sources included 15 papers commissioned by the Committee (see Appen- dix By on various aspects of vocational education R&D; the review and synthesis monograph series published by the Ohio State University Cen- ter for Vocational Education; and numerous reports recommended by members of the Committee and others working in vocational education. These resources did not provide a complete review of vocational edu- cation R&D over the last ten years. The Ohio State monograph series, which is intended to review and synthesize the literature in several cate- gories within vocational education, is necessarily selective in the findings reported and the topics reviewed. Further, the less recent monographs of 83