ERIC Number: ED201831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Broad Assessment of the Vocational Education Needs of Black Americans in Illinois--1980 Pilot Study: A Research Report.
King, John E.; And Others
An Illinois study identified the important questions regarding the fundamental problems bearing upon the vocational education needs of blacks in the state. Following a review of literature to gain perspective, seventeen persons qualified by experience and position to address the questions were interviewed to refine the focus of the research. Questions dealt with problems in securing jobs, problems in keeping jobs, opportunity for vocational education, nature of available job training, and opportunity for blacks to enter the professions. The result of the interviews was the production of seven issues that became the structure for the Planning Conference or "conference on ideas": opportunity for vocational education, discrimination on basis of race, process of successfully obtaining employment, nature of job market, success as a worker on a job, problem of educational disadvantage, and motivational factors. A session was organized around each of these major issues. (Results of considerations of these questions are detailed. Conclusions and research needs are also outlined. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include summary of the interviews and conference program, materials, and selected bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Conferences, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Interviews, Labor Market, Literature Reviews, Motivation, Needs Assessment, Racial Discrimination, Success, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.