ERIC Number: ED221670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Summer Attrition in New Hampshire Secondary Vocational Programs. Factors Affecting Vocational Program Leavers in New Hampshire.
Profile Development Associates, Sutton Mills, NH.
A study examined the rates of and reasons for students leaving New Hampshire summer vocational programs and identified models that could be implemented to reduce attrition over the summer in these vocational programs. After examining 1981 enrollment data pertaining to New Hampshire regional center vocational program leavers, researchers determined that of the entire group of vocational program leavers 7 percent failed to attend for the second year of the program. Seventy-six percent of the 144 students not returning to a vocational program were interviewed. Of these, 41 percent are now enrolled in academic programs, 35 percent are enrolled in new vocational courses, and 19 percent have left school. Next, researchers conducted a model-building workshop to reduce the potential of generalizing the study results. Emerging from the workshop were the following three models: a predictive instrument for the early identification of program leavers, a model to provide occupational and career information to potential vocational students about specific vocational opportunities, and a model to reduce attrition between school years for students who have completed the first year of a vocational program. Recommendations called for implementation of the three models and for further followup studies. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord. Vocational-Technical Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Profile Development Associates, Sutton Mills, NH.
Identifiers: New Hampshire