ERIC Number: ED021533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Industry-Education-Business: Wyandotte County Survey.
Kansas City Public Schools, KS.
This study was undertaken to determine the advisability of establishing an area vocational-technical school. The county's population characteristics and the economic base of the county as well as its history were studied for background information. the staff then surveyed 2,288 high school seniors in the county to determine which ones and how many might profit from the post-high school educational programs considered in the study. Items such as the following were included in this phase of the study: mobility and nature of student population, educational intentions of seniors, reasons for plans not including college attendance, technical curriculums of interest to seniors, and interest in attending the area vocational-technical school. A study of 1,299 recent high school graduates revealed patterns of occupational and educational pursuits, residential distribution, characteristics, and interests. To provide indications of the background of a group of parents in the county, 2,066 parents of eighth grade students responded to a questionnaire which surveyed the mobility of parents, their educational status, and interest in vocational-technical education programs. Responses from 333 executives of businesses and industries provided information about activities, interests, and needs in the area. A study of potential sites for the institution was included. (DG)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, College Planning, Community Characteristics, Community Surveys, Curriculum Development, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Feasibility Studies, Occupational Surveys, Parent Background, School Surveys, Site Selection, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City Public Schools, KS.