ERIC Number: ED051927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Vocational-Technical Education and the Mexican-American.
Saavedra, Louis E.
The increased rise of technology is rapidly building the image of vocational education as a legitimate endeavor of public education. The poor esteem in which vocational education has been held results from the combined attitudes of students, parents, and educators, and is especially evident among minority groups because of its second-class status. Data drawn from a vocational technical institution in New Mexico indicate that the number of high school youth choosing vocational education does not differ significantly with regard to ethnic characteristics. However, more Spanish-surnamed young adults are enrolled in post high school programs, such as the Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute, than are students with other surnames. Additionally, once enrolled in vocational technical programs, Spanish-surnamed students tend to be more successful than students having other surnames. (DA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute NM