ERIC Number: ED237701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Determining the Vocational Education Philosophies of School Districts in Wyoming.
MacDonnell, Timothy J.
Requests for the vocational and overall philosophies of school districts were made to 46 Wyoming school superintendents. A descriptive analysis of the content of the philosophies divided the school districts into four categories. Eight districts had separate vocational philosophies; 17 acknowledged the need for vocational education in the district's overall philosophy; and 12 failed to mention the need for vocational education in the district's overall philosophy, goals, and objectives. Two districts did not mention the need for vocational education in the overall district philosophy and did not have a separate vocational education philosophy but did have philosophies, goals, and objectives for some of the service areas. A vocational education philosophy was developed that could be used by all Wyoming educators. Recommendations were made for the development of vocational education philosophies at the state and local levels and for further study in this area. (Appendixes include letters to superintendents and copies of the philosophies of vocational education from the eight school districts.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's thesis, University of Wyoming.