ERIC Number: ED233760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
The DeKalb High Technology Needs Assessment for Gifted Students.
Johnson, Berman E.
A study was conducted by DeKalb Area Vocational-Technical School (DAVTS) to determine the attitudes of gifted high school students toward high technology as a choice for postsecondary studies and their interest in joint enrollment in DATVS's high technology programs. A student questionnaire, information on DATVS high technology programs, and a summary of the DeKalb 1981-82 Job Placement Report were distributed to high school teachers involved in the DeKalb Impact Program for gifted students. Findings, based on responses from 40% of the 1,488 DeKalb Impact students, included the following: (1) 76% of the students showed interest in the DAVTS high technology courses; (2) of DAVTS's five high technology programs (Bio-Medical Electronics Technology, Data Processing Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology), respondents showed greatest interest in Bio-Medical Electronics and Data Processing Technology; (3) preferred class times were 4 to 6 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., biweekly; (4) 82% of the respondents favored paying a course fee; (5) 45% preferred Saturday courses; and (6) 68% favored summer courses. Based on study findings, several recommendations were made, including that an intensive and sustained publicity effort be launched around DAVTS high technology programs, and that computer and electronics courses be offered on all campuses at the times preferred by the high school students. The packet distributed to the Impact teachers is appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeKalb Community Coll., Clarkston, GA. DeKalb Area Vocational-Technical School.
Identifiers: High Technology
Note: Prepared in cooperation with the Consultant for the Gifted, DeKalb County Public Schools.