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ERIC Number: ED170577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Black Leaders' Attitudes toward the Desirability of Black Students' Entering and Completing Vocational Education Programs. A National Study.
Randolph, Harland
In a national study to help assure that programs meet the legislative mandate and are socially responsive to black students' needs, federal vocational education administrators surveyed black leaders. Respondants included 1,252 persons. The first of three major survey questions--"Is it desirable for black students to enter and complete vocational education programs?"--was answered "yes." This answer assumes that the program provides marketable skills and other benefits that outweigh negative aspects and preclude a tracking system. In answering question 2--"What kind of vocational education programs will help more blacks successfully enroll in and complete the programs?"--six recommendations were formulated: relate training to available or emerging jobs; provide sound academic studies; arrange for on-the-job work experiences; increase the amount of stipends and number of scholarships; set high graduation requirements; provide placement services, and conduct follow-up studies. Question 3--"How can vocational education programs better meet the training-employment needs of black students? -- was responded to with policy recommendations for training black youth to be employable. Based on study findings and Policy Panel and Strategic Advisors' opinions, the Office of Education made recommendations in seven areas: Black involvement, goals and accountability, federal administration of vocational education, funding, occupational diversity, employment, and alternative occupational training programs. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nellum (A.L.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Office of Education
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