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ERIC Number: ED019492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 169
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Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR WAGE EARNING IN OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO HOME ECONOMICS. FINAL REPORT, VOLUME I.
JACOBY, GERTRUDE P.; NELSON, HELEN Y.
TWELVE PILOT PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND CHILD CARE CENTER AIDES FOR ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS WERE STUDIED TO (1) EVALUATE STUDENT PROGRESS TOWARDS SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES RELATED TO KNOWLEDGE, JOB COMPETENCIES, AND WORK ATTITUDES, (2) DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP OF STUDENT SUCCESS IN THE COURSE AND ON THE JOB TO STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND (3) PROVIDE BY MEANS OF DESCRIPTIVE DATA, ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OF GENERAL INTEREST TO OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION. DESCRIPTIVE RATING SCALES MEASURING OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS, A QUESTIONNAIRE MEASURING MOTIVATION FOR ENROLLMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED TO 138 STUDENTS AS PRE- AND POST-TESTS. RATING SCALES FOR THE FOLLOWUP STUDY AND QUESTIONNAIRES TO SECURE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AND TEACHER INFORMATION WERE ALSO USED. DATA ANALYSES INCLUDED DEVELOPING AN INDEX OF STUDENT SUCCESS AND CORRELATING IT WITH STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, CORRELATING TEST SCORES FOR A TOTAL SAMPLE WITH SELECTED VARIABLES, AND DETERMINING THE BEST PREDICTORS OF HELPFUL WORK ATTITUDES AND EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS BY MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF TWO RATING SCALES. THE VARIABLES MOST OFTEN CONTRIBUTING TO STUDENT SUCCESS IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION WERE SELF-CONFIDENCE, ACADEMIC ABILITY, AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL AND TOWARD WORKING WITH OTHERS. A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IN HOME ECONOMICS OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION WAS CHARACTERIZED BY PROVISION OF OUTSIDE WORK EXPERIENCE, CLASSES OF REASONABLE SIZE, POTENTIAL DROPOUTS STAYING IN SCHOOL, STUDENT ACCEPTANCE OF THE COURSE AND THE OCCUPATION FOR WHICH IT TRAINED, A POSITIVE TEACHER, PERSONAL GUIDANCE, AND AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH INCLUDED OUTSIDE EMPLOYERS. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: NEW YORK