ERIC Number: ED193475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Minority Groups in Nebraska Vocational Education Programs. Final Report, September, 1, 1979-August 31, 1980.
Eggland, Steven A.; Johnson, Carol A.
Although the majority of school personnel surveyed (92%) believe that high school vocational programs are doing a good or adequate job of preparing Mexican-American students for the job market, only 50% of the youth respondents who attended the programs thought they were helpful, according to a study conducted in Scottsbluff, Alliance, and Lincoln, Nebraska. This discrepancy may be an indication that the vocational programs are not meeting the needs of the Mexican-American youths as they view them or as they exist in the community. (The survey garnered a response rate of nearly 100% on the questionnaire sent to 438 school administrators, teachers, and counselors, but only a 23% response on the separate questionnaire sent to 256 persons who had been students in the programs during l977-79.) Data gathered from the two sets of questionnaires, as well as collateral sociological and demographic data on the Mexican-American population and enrollment figures from the public high schools indicated that schools could better prepare Mexican-American students for the job market by emphasizing the importance of education in obtaining a good job, providing more career information, and providing more Mexican-American counselors and teachers. Appendixes contain survey instruments, lists of occupational categories, written comments, and a bibliography. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Center for Business and Vocational Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Nebraska (West)