ERIC Number: ED171969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Equalizing Access to Vocational Centers.
Associated Educational Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
A study was conducted to identify factors which inhibit the ability of Vermont secondary school students to enroll or maintain enrollment in a vocational education program. At fifteen vocational centers and their feeder high schools, self-administered questionnaires were given to vocational program students and non-program students, as well as to their parents. Vocational center personnel--teachers, counselors, etc.--were also given the questionnaire. Among the results were the following: parents, followed by counselors, were identified as the individuals having had the most influence on choice of curriculum; and most centers conduct programs in the feeder high school to inform students about the vocational centers. Recommendations included: (1) a public relations program to inform parents and students about the opportunities in vocational education; (2) vocational centers must be flexible to meet the changing needs of the job market; and (3) a definite, written recruitment policy, worked out between the centers and the feeder schools, is needed. (Sample interviews, surveys, and worksheets are appended.) (CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Associated Educational Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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