ERIC Number: ED223764
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. Summary.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
This report briefly summarizes the results of research on the characteristics of occupational education students in New York City and New York State high schools. Study design, sample selection, and data collection methods are outlined. Findings are presented as a series of student profiles, with each profile showing the relationship of at least one dependent variable (e.g., grade level or test performance data) to an independent variable (e.g., sex or socioeconomic status of students). It was found that, in general, socioeconomic factors have little effect on occupational grades but have a statistically significant effect on academic grades and achievement test scores. More similarities than differences were found among and between groups of students on the variables examined, although some racial and sex differences in performance were noted. Finally, some ethnic and much sex stereotyping were found in both occupational education courses and in post-graduation plans of the students surveyed. (GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ethnic Groups, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, High Schools, Rural Urban Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: 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: Study conducted 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 022 612.