ERIC Number: ED242893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Vocational Education in the Cincinnati Area. Cincinnati City School System.
Stevenson, William W.
A study examined secondary vocational education in the Cincinnati City School System. During the study, researchers analyzed data pertaining to the system's vocational programs, described the administration and delivery system for vocational education, and suggested actions that the Cincinnati Resource Development Committee should consider in its efforts to assist the schools. Based on interviews with 41 individuals (including school board members, vocational directors, vocational teachers, and local businessmen and employers), the researchers determined that the percentage of juniors and seniors in vocational education (65 percent) is high compared to that of other major cities. The percent of completers employed in the job for which they are trained is about equal to the average (58 percent). Vocational education in the Cincinnati School System is administered by a Director of Vocational and Continuing Education, with each school governed by a principal and overseen by an advisory committee. Those advisory committee members interviewed mentioned that it is difficult to find business people willing to devote time to serving on a committee. The interviewees listed working with special needs students as a major need and objective of the Cincinnati School System. After analyzing data collected from the interviews, the researchers advanced a series of recommendations concerning facilitation of the involvement of business and industry in vocational training in Cincinnati. (Nine tables of data are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Individual Needs, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Cincinnati Public Schools OH
Note: Research sponsored by the Cincinnati Resource Development Committee. For a related document, see CE 038 671.