ERIC Number: ED063489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Differential Validities For Shop Courses.
Lokan, Janice J.; Halpern, Gerald
In a vocational high school in Ottawa, Canada, with an enrollment of approximately 750 students, 25 different shop courses are available. Students must take six shop courses during the first year, then specialize in two during the second year. During the first 2 years of operation, between two-thirds and three-fourths of those enrolled requested changes in their program. In order to reduce the number of changes, this study sought to provide information, in the form of differential validities, derived from a suitable battery of tests, which would be useful in identifying those occupations most likely to offer rewarding careers to non-academic individuals. Three separate cohorts of students, each containing 350 students, were used in the study of a double cross-validation design containing four phases. It was concluded that differences in academic performance and performance in shop areas can be predicted with some success for both sexes. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Manpower and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)