ERIC Number: ED027405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study to Determine the Need for Curriculum Modification in Vocational-Technical Education in New Hampshire.
Annis, William H.; Perrigo, Joseph E.
A pilot study was conducted to determine if vocational-technical educational curriculums were adequate in a selected portion of New Hampshire and to determine what could be done to correct existing deficiencies. Interviews were conducted with 221 of the 463 agricultural enterprises, heavy industry, restaurant, and service industry businesses in the sample area. Some major findings were: (1) 55 percent of employers considered current programs inadequate, (2) Specialized jobs were identified for which very little training is available, (3) Current enrollments indicate a lack of emphasis in training for new specialized jobs, (4) Sales, mechanics, mathematics, supervisory, and food service areas are in need of improved curriculums in the opinion of employers, (5) Employers desired that their employees have training in courtesy, manners, conversation and other related areas, (6) Employers were generally willing to provide some work experience for interested students, and (7) Employers indicated a need for increased communication among business, education, and students. Several recommendations were made, among them that education in the development of personality be offered and the aid of business be secured in providing training. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational-Technical Education, Concord.; New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.
Identifiers: New Hampshire