ERIC Number: ED042040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Residential Schools and the Essential Factors Which Contribute to Their Operation. Final Report.
Parkinson, George A.; And Others
To determine the feasibility of establishing model residential vocational schools to serve the needs of disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14 and 21, self evaluation questionnaires and on-site evaluations designed to gain information on organization and administration, instruction, student services, and finances and staff were administered at 13 residential schools across the country. Results support conclusions that residential vocational education is not only desirable but necessary. Generally, residential schools have the typical secondary school commitment to prepare students for traditional postsecondary education. Few students can graduate from this type of school with a readily marketable vocational skill. It was suggested that age 16 should be the lower limit of acceptance rather than 14 and that the school site should be within commuting distance to metropolitan areas. Student selection criteria appeared to be a critical problem area, with schools having no admission policies encountering numerous problems. In addition to study results, position papers by vocational technical education specialists are included. Data tables and the study proposal and questionnaires are appended. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.