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ERIC Number: ED017648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A LOOK AT EDUCATION FOR WORK IN THE OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
PARRISH, EDWIN H.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO GATHER AND EVALUATE PERTINENT INFORMATION CONCERNING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN METROPOLITAN OMAHA, NEBRASKA. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY QUESTIONNAIRE FROM EIGHTH GRADERS, NINTH GRADERS, 12TH GRADERS, 1963 GRADUATES, DROPOUTS, PARENTS, LABOR UNIONS, APPRENTICES, AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS. STUDENTS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE INDICATED--(1) 52.8 PERCENT INTENDED TO START COLLEGE, (2) 14.6 PERCENT INTENDED TO START POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL, (3) 27.6 PERCENT INTENDED TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, (4) 1.8 PERCENT DID NOT PLAN TO START HIGH SCHOOL, AND (5) 3.2 PERCENT HAD NO EDUCATIONAL PLANS. STUDENTS IN THE NINTH GRADE INDICATED--(1) 48.3 PERCENT INTENDED TO START COLLEGE, (2) 15.5 PERCENT INTENDED TO START POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL, (3) 32.4 PERCENT INTENDED TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, (4) 1 PERCENT DID NOT PLAN TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL, AND (5) 2.8 PERCENT HAD NO EDUCATIONAL PLANS. SENIOR STUDENTS OF 1964 INDICATED--(1) 48.3 PERCENT WOULD START COLLEGE, (2) 33.3 PERCENT WOULD WORK, (3) 8.4 PERCENT WOULD START POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL, (4) 5.3 PERCENT WOULD GO INTO THE ARMED FORCES, (5) 2.2 PERCENT WOULD BE HOUSEWIVES, AND (6) 2.5 PERCENT HAD NO PLANS. OTHER STATISTICAL DATA ARE PRESENTED FROM THE REMAINING SOURCES. THE 27 RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE (1) BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND LABOR SHOULD ASSIST IN STRENGTHENING AN UNDERSTANDING FOR THE PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, (2) PARENTS SHOULD HAVE A MORE REALISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE EDUCATION FROM WHICH THEIR CHILDREN CAN PROFIT AS WELL AS THE JOBS THEY PROBABLY WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN, (3) SCHOOLS SHOULD REEVALUATE THE UNREALISTIC VALUES OF PRESTIGE ATTACHED TO ACADEMIC COURSES, AND (4) SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD DEVELOP A PATTERN OF MATCHING FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL FUNDS FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS PROVIDED BY THE NEBRASKA STATE PLAN FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. (EM)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Omaha Public Schools, NE.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA; Nebraska (Omaha)