ERIC Number: ED058431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of New Area Vocational Schools on the Appalachian Region.
Sanders, George; Dennis, William A.
This brief evaluation of area vocational schools and programs and their impact on students and communities of Appalachia notes: (1) 20 to 30 percent of Appalachian high school students are being reached by current programs, (2) Enrollment in individual programs has increased from 50 to several hundred percent, (3) The dropout rate for most schools has declined since the opening of a vocational-technical center, (4) Area vocational schools help to attract new industry into the Appalachian Region, and (5) Prevocational programs are beginning to emerge in school systems. Other points covered include adult education, program administration, faculty, guidance, and youth organizations. A major recommendation is that greater efforts should be made to expand prevocational and exploratory education programs. (JS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Labor Force Development, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Youth Clubs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.