ERIC Number: ED042895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Project Event: Evaluation of Vocational Education Now and Tomorrow.
John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, Iselin, NJ.
To determine the effectiveness of a secondary vocational education program and to establish a pattern for evaluation procedures, a committee composed of five counselors and three teachers used questionnaires to gather data from students, graduates of the program, parents, teachers, and employers. To insure validity, followup telephone calls and additional mailings were made to graduates and their employers. Of the 88 faculty respondents, 79 percent saw themselves as teaching vocationally oriented courses, but 55 percent indicated a need for more information about the programs in existence. Most graduates felt their vocational training had prepared them for their jobs. Students learned about the courses from friends, teachers, or counselors. Some recommendations were: (1) On-the-job training should be a standard part of all vocational courses, (2) Tools and equipment for all vocational courses should be similar to those in industry, and (3) Periodic reviews and evaluation should be made of all vocational programs. Sample questionnaires are appended. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Memorial High School, Iselin, NJ.