ERIC Number: ED181242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Research Project to Determine the Effectiveness of Developmental Occupational Programs in Kentucky. Ideas for Improved Program Planning (Local and State Levels).
Riley, Marcia G.; And Others
A final report of a study to evaluate Developmental Occupational Programs in Kentucky takes the form of a planning document for use by advisory councils, parents, teachers, administrators, regional directors, and state personnel. A brief introduction discusses these special vocational programs which provide (1) instruction to enable disadvantaged and handicapped students to make meaningful career choices and develop entry level skills in addition to (2) work experience. The four basic sections are devoted to students' follow-up and informative materials on parents, teachers, and administrators. To provide a complete description of what was done in the study, section 2 is organized into six subparts: selection of samples, development of the instruments, validation and verification of them, pilot study, research procedures, and data analysis. The students' follow-up section (section 3) discusses the rationale for this phase of the study, student background information, and analysis of student data and presents conclusions and recommendations. Subsections on parents (section 4) and teachers and administrators (section 5) contain background information, data analysis, and conclusions and recommendations. Materials in the appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include correspondance for phases 1 and 2, instruments and surveys, and selected comments of vocational teachers and school administrators. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Background, Career Choice, Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Research, Followup Studies, Handicapped Students, Job Skills, Parent Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Center for Career and Vocational Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Developmental Occupational Program; Kentucky