ERIC Number: ED054339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Employment Status and Attitudes of Secondary School Occupational Education Graduates in New York State.
McCowan, Richard J.; Mongerson, M. Duane
This survey analyzed the attitudes and educational and occupational patterns of 1969 high school graduates from vocational programs. Over half of a stratified random sample of nearly 3,000 graduates responded to the questionnaire after four followups. Summary data were grouped into five categories: (1) geographic distribution, (2) general information, (3) employment patterns, (4) attitudes assessed by semantic differential, and (5) interview information. Findings that most graduates did not enter a job area in which they were trained indicate that flexible vocational education is more appropriate than specific training. Shortcomings were disclosed in guidance, followup, and, to some extent, placement. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. Educational Research and Development Complex.
Identifiers: New York