ERIC Number: ED240304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-5
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Perceptions of Selected Population Groups toward Vocational Education in the Secondary Schools of Nevada.
Seckendorf, Robert S.; Tate, Ann
A study sought to determine what four major populations think about six specific issues relating to vocational education programs. A secondary objective was to determine attitudes about some issues specific to each of the groups surveyed. The four population groups were eleventh grade male and female, vocational and academic students; parents; educators; and representatives of business and industry. All respondents were asked six common questions and other questions specific to the group. Respondents were almost unanimous regarding the importance of schools providing vocational education. Most of the respondents in all four groups indicated that vocational education was either very or somewhat important in attracting new industries. Responses indicated that more money should be spent on vocational education programs. The largest percentage of each group indicated that vocational education prepared young people fairly well for jobs. The adult populations were far more critical than students. Students were also asked about future plans and program choices. Parents were questioned regarding their children's plans and programs. Teachers were asked why students take vocational education courses. Employers and workers gave vocational education graduates high marks in job performance. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Job Development, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 5, 1983).