ERIC Number: ED045778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Production and Validation of Educational Systems Packages for Occupational Training of Depressed Area Students; or Black Student Versus Teacher Evaluation of Urban Vocational Programs. Final Report.
Bushnell, Don D.
This report focuses on evaluation of urban vocational programs by black students. Tutorial review sessions were conducted with 72 black high school students from a large vocationally-oriented school in Philadelphia in order to evaluate and revise self-instructional programs based on standard courses in vocational education. The hypothesis that instructional programs revised under student review would yield more learning for black students than materials revised through instructor feedback was supported. In an empirical test with 35 students, post-test results between experimental groups and a control group were significantly different at the .05 level. Students contended that status work is barred for blacks and "dead end" careers at minimum salary levels are offered to the non-college bound student before he is able to realistically match his abilities and interests against the rapidly changing job situation. Students proposed a demonstration project for high school dropouts which used film-making as an aid for the dropout to gain a sense of personal well-being and the ability to communicate before specific career-oriented training. Twelfth and Oxford Street Gang members were trained in film-making; after producing a documentary, they launched several new entrepreneurial activities. [Pages 34, 50, 51, Appendix J, and pages 10 and 11 of Appendix L will not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to their marginal legibility.] (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Communications Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)