ERIC Number: ED034862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Area Occupational Education Programs in A Selected Twelve County Area in New York: Concerns and Expectations. Final Report.
Bail, Joe P.; Crunkilton, John R.
A study was conducted in eight area schools in 12 upstate New York counties to identify the concerns and expectations of personnel having an interest in area vocational schools. A questionnaire was developed, field tested, and mailed to a representative sample of occupational students and their parents, occupational teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, board members, and potential employers. A 67 percent response revealed: (1) Major concerns of students were job preparation, job placement, and opportunities for placement, (2) Concern of parents centered upon satisfactory job placement, provision for accident insurance coverage, and availability of work experience programs, (3) Cost of operating the occupational program was a major concern of school board members, (4) Teachers expressed major concern with attitudes of counselors and adequacy of guidance counseling, (5) Administrators and guidance counselors expressed concern as to why students drop out of area programs, and (6) Potential employers were concerned with staff training and teacher qualifications, competency of students for entry-level employment, type of training experiences offered, lack of emphasis on occupational programs, and student quality. Guidelines for further development of area occupational programs are appended. This Ph. D. Thesis was submitted to Cornell University. (DM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Counselor Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Guidelines, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Regional Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Agricultural Education Div. at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York