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ERIC Number: ED021050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-22
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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EMERGING PROGRAMS OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF MISSOURI IN RELATION TO MANPOWER NEEDS. (D.ED. THESIS SUMMARY).
KARNES, JAMES B.
THE NUMBER AND TYPES OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS BEING DEVELOPED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE STUDIED TO FIND A STATEWIDE PATTERN AND TO ASCERTAIN HOW WELL THE PRESENT AND PROPOSED PROGRAMS RELATE TO PROJECTED MANPOWER NEEDS. DATA CONCERNING PRESENT REIMBURSABLE PROGRAMS, SECURED FROM THE MISSOURI STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, WERE TABULATED AS A BASIS FOR PROJECTING EXPANSION. ADDITIONAL DATA WERE COLLECTED BY FOUR INFORMATION FORMS SENT TO 507 SUPERINTENDENTS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 506 DISTRICT BOARD PRESIDENTS, AND 17 LOCAL VOCATIONAL DIRECTORS. THE CHI-SQUARE TEST OF HOMOGENEITY WAS USED TO ASCERTAIN THE RELATIVE MERIT OF A GIVEN PROGRAM IN RELATION TO PLANS FOR ESTABLISHING OR IMPLEMENTING IT. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 1960 LABOR FORCE STATISTICS WERE PROJECTED TO 1970 TO ASCERTAIN MANPOWER NEEDS FOR MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS IN THE STATE. SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THERE IS A SERIOUS INADEQUACY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AMONG DISTRICTS OF ALL SIZES, (2) MANY PRACTICAL ARTS COURSES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS WILL PROBABLY BE CONVERTED TO REIMBURSABLE VOCATIONAL COURSES, (3) MANY SUPERINTENDENTS ARE UNAWARE OR INDIFFERENT TO NEEDS IN HEALTH, TECHNICAL, AND TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS, (4) LESS IMPORTANCE IS PLACED ON VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH AND ADULTS, (5) A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OF 50 PERCENT WILL BE NEEDED TO ESTABLISH PROGRAMS IN A MAJORITY OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, (6) AN IMBALANCE EXISTS IN ENROLLMENT AS RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS, AND (7) THE GREATEST PERCENT OF INCREASE WILL BE IN COURSES NOW HAVING LOW ENROLLMENT, BUT EXPANSION WILL FALL FAR SHORT OF NEEDS. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Identifiers: MISSOURI