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ERIC Number: ED016811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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PROBLEMS IN THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO WORK AS PERCEIVED BY VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS.
GARBIN, A.P.; AND OTHERS
A PART OF A LARGE PROJECT TO DEVELOP AND TEST SOLUTIONS TO ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE MOST CRUCIAL WORKER ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS AND TO ENCOURAGE THE ADOPTION OF NEW INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND OTHER PROGRAMATIC SOLUTIONS, THIS STUDY EXPLORED THE FACTORS RELATED TO THE TRANSITION OF MODERN YOUTH FROM SCHOOL TO WORK WITH THE INTENTION OF IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC IMPEDIMENTS TO A SMOOTH AND LASTING ADJUSTMENT. THROUGH THE USE OF INTERVIEWS AND OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONNAIRES, A "PURPOSIVE" (NONRANDOM) SAMPLE OF 69 RESPECTED VOCATIONAL EDUCATORS FROM CITIES IN REPRESENTATIVE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS PROVIDED DATA IDENTIFYING SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS FACED BY YOUTH ADJUSTING TO THE WORK WORLD, THE SPECIFIC CURRICULUM MATERIALS AND OTHER DEVICES USED TO ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE MOST CRUCIAL PROBLEMS, AND ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. FROM AMONG 49 SPECIFIC WORKER ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED, FOUR WERE CITED BY MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLE--(1) UNREALISTIC ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS, (2) POOR ATTITUDES TOWARD WORK AND WORKING, (3) LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY, MATURITY, AND SELF-DISCIPLINE, AND (4) LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE REAL DEMANDS OF WORK. RESPONDENTS PROVIDED ONLY AN INCOMPLETE AND SPARSE LIST OF MATERIALS AND METHODS CONSIDERED VALUABLE FOR CONTROLLING ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS. FIELD TRIPS, EMPLOYER LECTURES AND SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHERS, AND SIMULATED WORK SHOPS WERE MENTIONED BY SEVERAL. SUGGESTIONS CONCERNED (1) DEVELOPING BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, PROJECTS, KITS, AND TESTS, (2) USING AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, AND (3) IMPROVING SERVICES, FACILITIES, PROGRAMS, AND CURRICULUMS. SINCE THE SEVERAL FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY WERE TENTATIVE AND SUGGESTIVE, FURTHER RESEARCH WAS RECOMMENDED. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
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