ERIC Number: ED044483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Program to Prepare Vocational-Technical Teachers for Laboratory Classes Designed for Dropout-Prone Youth. Final Report.
Campbell, Robert A.
To prepare vocational-technical teachers to work with dropout-prone youths in laboratories within the school and to discover how successful a special vocational-technical program would be in assisting those students with special needs, 24 dropout-prone occupational exploration students were chosen to participate in a 6-week summer experimental program. The 24 experimental students and 10 students in a control group were chosen by random sample stratified by race--half Negro, half Caucasian. Findings included: (1) Race was not a significant variable, (2) Pretests and posttests of attitudes toward school shops were not significantly different at the .05 level, (3) Dropout-prone students will attend summer school if paid and enrolled in a special program, (4) Teaching methods should actively involve such students, and (5) Negative teacher responses cause decrements in desirable student behavior. Instructional units developed for use with these students and diaries made by graduate students and instructors are included. For information concerning a set of three 16 mm kinescopes, contact the author at Department of Vocational and Technical Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. (CD)
Descriptors: Blacks, Dropout Prevention, Experimental Curriculum, Experimental Programs, Industrial Education, Kinescope Recordings, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, School Shops, Summer Programs, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Whites
Research and Development Unit, Illinois Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, 405 Centennial Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bell and Howell Co., Lincolnwood, IL.; Illinois Professional and Curriculum Development Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Urbana)