ERIC Number: ED201854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Conduct of a Survey to Determine Why Blacks Do Not Have Sufficient Enrollment in Vocational-Technical Programs in Community Colleges, Area Vocational-Technical Centers and Secondary Schools, and Development of Strategies for Increasing the Number of Students Enrolling in Vocational-Technical Programs.
West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.
A project involving literature and demographic data reviews, survey development, survey administration, data analysis, and document preparation was conducted in West Virginia to determine why blacks do not have sufficient enrollments in vocational technical centers and secondary schools. Three separate multiple-choice questionnaires were developed and administered to secondary students (809), parents (315), and community college students (276) from selected schools throughout West Virginia. Counties and schools were selected according to black enrollment figures and location. Samples were selected from total populations using stratified, systematic random sampling procedures. While this was not a statewide survey, the task force was satisfied that adequate information was collected for use in making accurate decisions about black populations in vocational programs. Data revealed that while overt racial discrimination is not prevalent in West Virginia vocational education programs, some discriminatory practices may still be in operation. Both black and white respondents called for more and better information about vocational programs, and it was felt that more should be done to recruit blacks and other minorities. Lack of role models was also considered a problem. (Responses to the survey are presented without comment, and enrollment data and parent responses are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Blacks, Change Strategies, Demography, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Influences, Literature Reviews, Parent Attitudes, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Racial Discrimination, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.
Identifiers: West Virginia