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ERIC Number: ED055230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 186
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Vocational Education Programs Offered in the Metropolitan Public High Schools of the United States.
McCleary, Joseph Leon
The study was concerned with ways in which high schools can better prepare students for the vocational demands of a technological society. The four areas of concern were: (1) Major inadequacies of present vocational programs, (2) Vocational courses being offered and needs for change, (3) Modes of district organization, and (4) Role of the community. A data sheet was constructed and sent to 206 school districts in the United States which serve cities of 50,000 or more population. On the basis of the findings from the data sheets, a review of the literature, and a study of written material submitted by some districts, 19 statements concerning the needs of vocational education were drawn up for submission to a jury of educators and representatives of business and industry. The data from their responses were used to formulate recommendations. Recommendations include that: (1) increased opportunities in vocational education be provided for low-ability students, (2) a greater variety of occupational areas be included, (3) a greater variety of screening devices and methods be employed, (4) the use of community coordination and support agencies be continued, and (5) the plan of organization be adapted for individual communities. (Author/GEB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California