ERIC Number: ED029105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Identification and Analysis of Effective Secondary Level Vocational Programs for the Disadvantaged. Final Report.
Social, Educational Research and Development, Inc., Silver Spring Md.
The primary focus was on the impact of vocational programs on educational achievement, job training, and job placement of disadvantaged youth. Procedures were developed to insure coverage of all major categories of the disadvantaged, all major areas of vocational education, pre-vocational programs, comprehensive regional coverage, and private as well as public schools. No exemplary programs were found, but 30 secondary level programs were eventually selected as case studies, Site visits were made for program staff interviews and observations of students, facilities, equipment and "climate." The evidence suggests that vocational education for the disadvantaged is limited and highly variable in effectiveness in that the most seriously disadvantaged received the poorest education. It was concluded that truly exemplary programs could be built upon the exemplary features identified and presented in this study. (CH)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Quality, Job Placement, Models, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Secondary Schools, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Success, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social, Educational Research and Development, Inc., Silver Spring Md.