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ERIC Number: ED212762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes, the Disadvantaged, and Vocational Education.
Vos, Robert
Examination of literature related to attitude theory, attitude development and change, attitudes and school achievement, and attitudes and their relationship to behavior reveals the following: (1) attitudes are learned predispositions to respond toward attitude objects; (2) because they are learned, attitudes are subject to change; and (3) even though the relationship between attitude and behavior may not be causative, it may be facilitative. Further review of literature pertaining to disadvantaged youth and attitudes toward vocational education reveals that disadvantaged youth, by nature of their disadvantagement, may have attitudes which do not allow them to consider vocational education as a viable alternative to other high school programs. Knowing the magnitude and direction of the attitudes of disadvantaged youth can be the first step in nurturing positive attitudes toward vocational education. However, the limited research concerning attitudes of disadvantaged youth toward vocational education is not conclusive enough to determine if it is their attitudes that are preventing them from enrolling in vocational education programs. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the North East Regional Graduate Leadership Development Conference (New Brunswick, NJ, April 1980)