ERIC Number: ED223763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Personal Background Characteristics of Secondary Public School Occupational Education Students in New York State. Final Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Data on high school students in occupational education classes in New York State during the late 1970s are presented from New York City and upstate school systems for four major areas: (1) demographic characteristics (sex, ethnic origin, disadvantaged status, handicap, age, grade level); (2) socioeconomic environment (family income, living arrangements, number of siblings); (3) performance measures (occupational education grades, academic education grades, standardized achievement test scores); and (4) plans after graduation. Results of the survey are published and discussed in the report, together with a description of the study's methodology and sampling procedures. New York City and the upstate area are considered separately. Recommendations are offered for (1) reducing sex stereotyping in occupational education; (2) examining achievement tests for cultural and sex bias and for appropriateness in testing students living in rural areas; and (3) more training in basic skills for occupational education students. (GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Ethnic Groups, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, High Schools, Occupational Aspiration, Race, Rural Urban Differences, Sex, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Identifiers: New York; New York City Board of Education
Note: Publication developed under provisions of the Vocational Education Act of 1963 (P.L. 88-210), and 1976 Amendments (P.L. 94-482). For related document see UD 022 613.