ERIC Number: ED219607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
What the Public Says about...Vocational & Technical Education in South Carolina.
South Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
An opinion survey was conducted by the South Carolina Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education in spring, 1982, to determine the attitude of the public toward vocational and technical education in South Carolina. A questionnaire was developed and distributed through college administrators to 500 persons, 60 percent of whom were serving on advisory bodies for vocational and technical education programs. Results included the following: (1) the public held both vocational and technical education in very high esteem, with no appreciable difference in rating the two types of education; (2) both the technical college programs and the vocational education programs were thought to be meeting the skill training needs of industry; (3) although no changes in program content were proposed, additions to the programs were suggested by more than one-fourth of the respondents; (4) the public was not aware of any great obsolescence or inadequacy in tools or equipment used in the programs, unless they were closely connected to educational institutions; (5) most of the respondents thought that cooperation between the educational programs and business/industry was either completely or partially adequate; and (6) there was a strong and persistent belief that some vocational skill should be an additional requirement for graduation from high school. The Advisory Council decided that the opinion survey of 500 persons was a workable tool for gathering information. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
Identifiers: South Carolina