ERIC Number: ED204506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Nontraditional and Social Impact of Vocational Education on Individuals in Illinois.
Carvell Education Managment Planning, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
This final report concludes a three-year project to identify the program impact on 125 youths and adults who took vocational education in eight locations in Illinois. The longitudinal case study began in 1978-79 when the subjects were still enrolled in their vocational programs. Many of the students who became case subjects for the study were educationally or economically disadvantaged. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to provide information for state and local program planners and managers that will aid them to understand better the factors that help youths and adults who take vocational programs find work and succeed in their occupational and personal lives. The study concentrated upon nontraditional and social impacts as well as the traditional measure of employment upon program completion. Data from the study were analyzed in terms of the following nine categories: (1) geographic mobility, (2) education and training, (3) former employment/occupational patterns, (4) post-training employment/occupational patterns, (5) family/household patterns, (6) social and community involvement, (7) student ratings of selected factors in their vocational programs, (8) post-training assessment of program impact, and (9) major medical health problems affecting education or work. Twenty case studies illustrate the humanistic factors described in the study and the program outcomes, which were often successful. Ten recommendations for vocational education programs are given. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Case Studies, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Job Training, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Carvell Education Managment Planning, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Illinois