ERIC Number: ED250483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of State-Wide Perceptions of Vocational Educational Outcomes. Identification and Assessment of Vocational Education Outcomes.
Wentling, Tim L.; Barnard, Wynette S.
A study examined the views of various members of the school and business communities toward what the focus of vocational education programs in Illinois actually is and what it should be. A questionnaire dealing with six factors currently stressed in vocational educational programs and five factors that should possibly be stressed was mailed to the following groups, which the study population comprised: 31 members of the State Advisory Council for Vocational Education in Illinois; 21 directors of regional career guidance; 60 state-level staff in adult, vocational, and technical education; 45 teacher educators; 451 representatives (administrators, teachers, and students) from comprehensive high schools; 242 representatives from area vocational schools; 466 representatives from junior colleges; and 115 business and industry representatives. In all, 1,019 individuals (71.2 percent) completed the questionnaire. The respondents felt that affective job, technical, and occupational survival skills currently receive the most emphasis in vocational education, followed by job search, basic, and entrepreneurial skills. With respect to those factors that should be emphasized, affective job and occupational survival skills were mentioned most frequently, followed by job search, basic, and technical skills. (This report contains 16 tables analyzing the various existing and desired skill areas according to the various population subgroups and a copy of the survey instrument.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Content Analysis, Counselor Attitudes, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Employment Potential, Evaluation Criteria, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 039 957-958.