ERIC Number: ED242894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Vocational Education in the Cincinnati Area. Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District.
Stevenson, William W.
A study examined secondary vocational education in the Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District in the Cincinnati area. During the study, researchers analyzed data pertaining to the system's vocational program and interviewed 41 individuals involved in the delivery of vocational education in the school district. Based on an analysis of data obtained from both of these sources, the researchers described the enrollment patterns and course offerings, assessed the administration and delivery, and made recommendations concerning the involvement of business and industry in vocational training in the Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District. Data from the Ohio Division of Vocational Education revealed that 38 percent of juniors and seniors were enrolled in vocational education, with an average of 13 percent of these students classified as disadvantaged. Programs for disadvantaged and handicapped students appeared to receive special emphasis in the Great Oaks system. Advisory committees also played an important role in the quality control of the Great Oaks program. The advisory committees also provided the most common type of resource person involved in the school district. To facilitate the involvement of business and industry in the district's vocational program, the researchers suggested that both school and industry supervise closely the activities of and provide recognition and rewards for outstanding advisory committees, committee members, and teachers. (MN)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Supply, Enrollment, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, 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: Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District OH
Note: Research conducted under contract with the Cincinnati Resource Development Committee. For a related document, see CE 038 670.