ERIC Number: ED023934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Vocational-Technical Education in the Churchill County, Nevada, School District.
Loveless, E. E.; Travis, Don
A descriptive study of vocational-technical education was conducted to determine (1) offerings presently available, (2) how the program is administered and conducted, (3) the objectives of present offerings, (4) which students benefit from a more complete program, and (5) the employment opportunities open to graduates. Tables present federal and state reimbursements for 1960-61 to 1967-68, and a summary chart shows program objectives, offerings, facilities, and student enrollments. Career interest forms were administered to 916 students in grades 7 through 12. Findings were: (1) A majority of career choices were made in grades 7, 8, and 9, (2) Students respected help and guidance of parents and would benefit from additional vocational guidance services, (3) Many students envisioned an immediate entry into work and into higher education, and (4) One-third of the students would attend a local vocational-technical school if offered the opportunity. The school dropout rate was determined to be 2.7 percent with about 15 percent being students of above average ability. It was recommended that: (1) occupational advisory committees be utilized, (2) the vocational guidance program be given increased emphasis, (3) the work experience program be expanded, (4) in-depth followup of graduates and dropouts be initiated, and (5) additional effort be made in the adult education and post-high school areas. (DM)
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, High School Graduates, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, Program Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Districts, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Reno.
Identifiers: Nevada; Nevada (Churchill County)