ERIC Number: ED042881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Plan to Increase Vocational Education Opportunities Through the Expansion of Curriculum and Available Facilities. Final Report (July 1, 1968-July 25, 1969).
Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
The St. Louis Board of Education found that too few students were willing to transfer to the centrally located O'Fallon Technical High School because of ties with neighborhood schools and because of the high percentage of Negro students attending O'Fallon. To solve these problems the Board received a 3-year Title III grant to institute a new approach whereby students divided their time equally between their neighborhood school and O'Fallon, and a racial balance was established and maintained among freshmen entering the program. Students of all ability levels were recruited, course offerings were diversified, and special emphasis was placed on promoting vocational education at O'Fallon. Based on questionnaire and enrollment data gathered to summarize and evaluate the new program's first year it was found that progress had been made toward achieving a balanced student population based on race, culture, and ability. It was also found that while some progress had been made in the area of vocational guidance much more needed to be done. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Board of Education, MO.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III