ERIC Number: ED221669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of the Oregon Vocational Education Secondary Effectiveness Study. Final Report.
Owens, Thomas R.
A study examined the effectiveness of secondary level vocational education in Oregon. Using the five project-developed survey instruments, researchers collected data from the following population: 1,609 10th and 12th grade students from 10 high schools throughout Oregon, 13 coordinators/administrators, 36 teachers, 140 parents of 12th grade vocational education students, and 56 local advisory committee members. Included among those areas addressed by the study were the following: program goals and objectives, curriculum, instructor qualifications, inservice, facilities and equipment, student support services, funding, safety, vocationally-related youth organizations, use of employer and community resources, and the role of advisory committees. A majority of the students and parents surveyed were satisfied with the quality and type of instruction provided in the vocational programs. However, parents, students, vocational teachers, and vocational counselors all gave relatively low ratings to vocational counseling and job placement assistance. Recommendations for improving existing vocational programs called for increased communication with employers and better in-house coordination of cluster curriculum activities, improved counseling and job placement activities, more emphasis on reading and mathematics skills, and further research to secure program evaluation and student achievement and placement data. (All five survey instruments are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Community Resources, Curriculum, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Grade 10, Grade 12, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Research Design, Safety, School Effectiveness, Services, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.