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ERIC Number: ED002862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-May
Pages: 1
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS RELATED TO SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND TECHNICAL TRENDS.
WOERDEHOFF, FRANK J.; AND OTHERS
THE IMPLICATIONS OF GENERAL TRENDS OF SOCIETY ON THE NATURE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE STATE OF INDIANA ARE EFFECTIVE IN MEETING NEEDS DEVELOPED FROM THESE TRENDS WERE STUDIED. A LISTING OF MAJOR CONDITIONS AND TRENDS WAS PREPARED. THESE WERE RANKED IN TERMS OF POTENTIAL INFLUENCE ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO FORM A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN, HAVING 10 CHARACTERISTIC TRENDS OF SOCIALLY ADAPTED, VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS WHICH COULD BE USED IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT OR FOR EDUCATIONAL APPRAISAL. THEY WERE THEN USED TO DETERMINE DESIRABLE PURPOSES AND PROCEDURES FOR TWO SPECIALIZED FIELDS IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, USING A SURVEY SAMPLE OF 84 HIGH SCHOOLS. STATUS SCORES WERE COMPILED FOR EACH SCHOOL IN THESE TWO VOCATIONAL AREAS, AND INTERRELATIONSHIPS WERE DETERMINED AMONG PURPOSES, RESOURCES, AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES. THE RELATIONSHIP OF SUCH FACTORS AS SCHOOL SIZE AND EXPENDITURES TO THE STATUS SCORES WAS ALSO STUDIED. THE REPORT CONCLUDED WITH ANALYTICAL SYNTHESES OF CURRENT DIRECTION IN THE PROGRAMS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SOME DESIRED EDUCATIONAL TRENDS. (JH)
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Identifiers: INDIANA; LAFAYETTE