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ERIC Number: ED016786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 108
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A STUDY OF THE FACTORS THAT MAY INFLUENCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM AT THE UTAH STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
HEGGEN, JAMES R.; IRVINE, FLEET
OF THE APPROXIMATELY 375 TO 400 YOUTHS CONFINED AT THE UTAH STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 169 STUDENTS, ABOUT TWO-THIRDS MALES AND ONE-THIRD FEMALES, WITH AN AGE RANGE FROM 15.5 TO 18.5 YEARS, WERE STUDIED IN ORDER TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING VOCATIONAL TRAINING AREAS TO BE OFFERED IN THE SCHOOL. RELEVANT LITERATURE WAS REVIEWED, STUDENT FACTORS AFFECTING EDUCATION PROGRAMS DERIVED FROM RESULTS OF STANDARDIZED TESTS AND PREVIOUS STUDIES OF THE SCHOOL POPULATION WERE ANALYZED, VOCATIONAL OFFERINGS IN 13 COMPARABLE INSTITUTIONS WERE SURVEYED, AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND AN ANALYSIS OF OCCUPATIONS WERE COMPILED FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AND THE "OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK". THE STUDENTS WERE ACADEMICALLY RETARDED BY 3.7 GRADE LEVELS AND WERE BELOW THE NATIONAL NORMS IN INTELLIGENCE, VERBAL, AND NUMERICAL APTITUDES. THE OCCUPATIONAL PATTERNS FOR WHICH THE MAJORITY QUALIFIED WERE IN THE LOW-SKILLED OR SERVICE TRADES. THEY HAD LOW LEVELS OF CAREER INTEREST, HIGH LEVELS OF DRIVES TOWARD SELF-INDULGENCE AND ASSERTIVENESS, AND WERE GENERALLY WITHDRAWN, HOSTILE, AND RIGID. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WERE AVAILABLE IF THE STUDENTS WERE APPROPRIATELY TRAINED. THE CONCLUSIONS WERE (1) THERE IS A NEED FOR VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR INSTITUTIONALIZED YOUTH, (2) APTITUDES, ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS, MOTIVATION, AND PERSONALITY FACTORS OF THE STUDENTS WILL AFFECT THE CHOICE OF VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED, AND (3) A GENERAL VOCATIONAL CURRICULUM WOULD BE THE MOST PRACTICAL TYPE OF PROGRAM FOR THESE STUDENTS. THE UTAH STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM IS INCLUDED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: UTAH STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL