ERIC Number: ED186663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Learning by Vocations. Views on Vocational Education by Former High School Students after Five Years of Real-Life Experiences. Summary of a Survey Conducted by the Advisory Council for Technical/Vocational Education in Texas.
Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.
A Texas study surveyed a sample of senior-level students who were in vocational programs in the 1972-73 school year to (1) identify any gains or advantages from vocational education (other than job-placement) in an occupation related to that training and the salaries earned; (2) identify any unmet educational needs among former vocational students five years out of high school; and (3) examine the match-up of students' actual experiences with their original expectations. Findings based on a 15.4% response rate indicated that the most valuable gains from vocational education were as follows: it is helpful as a learning method; it develops good attitudes toward work; and it prepares you for the first job after high school. Another finding reported was that 28% of the respondents chose either reading, writing, or mathematics as the subject in which they would like most to have additional training. (Appended material includes the survey instruments and summary data tables.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.
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