ERIC Number: ED226236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-24
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Analysis of Follow-up Data for Students Enrolled in Traditional and Nontraditional Vocational and Technical Programs. FY 1978-79, FY 1979-80, FY 1980-81.
Hargrave, Lou A.; And Others
This study analyzed Oklahoma's completion status reports, student follow-up findings, employers' ratings, and wages of secondary and adult traditional and nontraditional students from vocational and technical education programs for fiscal years 1978-79, 1979-80, and 1980-81. (Complete statistical data calculations for each area analyzed are included in the appendix.) The study concluded that although nontraditional students usually do not rate as well as traditional students of the same sex, when the nontraditionals are compared to traditional students of the opposite sex from the same programs, they do as well and frequently better than the traditional students. According to the wage section of this study, secondary female nontraditional completers do make significantly less than their male counterparts. However, in the last 2 years studied, the adult female nontraditional completers did not earn any significant differences in wages compared to the adult male traditional completers. Also, the adult female nontraditional completers made significantly more than female traditional completers. No significant differences were found in the 3 years studied where male nontraditional completers received significantly any more or any less than female traditional completers. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.