ERIC Number: ED048976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Vocational Education Curriculums to Meet the Needs of Disadvantaged Youth and Adults in Rural Areas. Institute IV, Final Report.
Wall, James E.; Shill, James F.
Institute IV of a series of training institutes for vocational and related personnel in rural areas focused on increasing the social mobility potential of disadvantaged rural youth and adults by providing opportunities for improving occupational entry and advancement. Specific objectives of the institute were to offer participants opportunities (1) to develop or improve abilities to define and identify needs of the rural disadvantaged; (2) to develop specific content and methods for use in training the rural disadvantaged; (3) to assess changes in attitudes toward work, aspirations, and self-esteem; and (4) to develop post-training procedures, structures, and relationships necessary for securing satisfactory occupational adjustment and advancement. Recommendations included that consideration be given (1) to obtaining or producing curriculum materials at reading levels commensurate to disadvantaged students' abilities, (2) to funding projects in which teachers of the disadvantaged and their students are utilized in developing and testing materials, and (3) to funding a project to study the sequential aspects of vocational-technical curriculum elements. Institute procedures and evaluation, a list of participants, and the texts of 17 presentations are included in the report. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., State College.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Note: Report on Institute IV of the National Inservice Training Multiple Institutes for Vocational and Related Personnel in Rural Areas, Mississippi State University, State College, Mississippi, July 20-31, 1970