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ERIC Number: ED055184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 176
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Selected Aspects of Vocational Image as Perceived by a Public Categorized by Occupational Levels.
Shultz, Fred Alfred
Obviously, the image of vocational education to which the public subscribes has a great deal of bearing upon whether or not programs are successful in attempts to prepare individuals to become fulfilled, contributing members of society. Therefore, this study was undertaken to determine the image of vocational education in Oklahoma as perceived by members of a public categorized by levels of employment, and to compare the image of vocational education perceived by persons comprising the respective categories in selected cities. The public in each of six locations consisted of 20 individuals representing various occupational categories--professional, technical, skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled. Based on data collected by means of interviews, it was found that, as a group, those interviewed responded neutrally regarding the adequacy of vocational education offerings, alignment of vocational programs with needs of local industry, and information about opportunities available in vocational education. However, the public has a favorable perception of vocational education compared with the rest of the educational system. Overall, however, it was concluded that the public is uninformed about vocational education. (Author/JS)
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Identifiers: Oklahoma
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University