ERIC Number: ED250484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
State Staff Perceptions of Vocational Education Outcomes. Identification and Assessment of Vocational Educational Outcomes.
Wentling, Tim L.; Barnard, Wynette S.
A study examined appropriate outcomes for students entering the work force after graduation from high school and for students going on to a community college for advanced training. Fifty-eight staff members of the Department fo Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DAVTE) of the Illinois State Board of Education were asked to write a profile for a student who had just graduated from high school. Half (29) of the staff were asked to discuss the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that students should have in order to get a job. The other half of the staff were asked to discuss the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that students should have in order to go on for further training. Using a content analysis approach, the researchers identified 11 major skill areas that were mentioned in the profiles. These included basic, computer, communication, entry-level job, interpersonal, job search, and occupational survival skills as well as knowledge of the world of work, positive attitudes toward learning and work, and possession of a tentative career plan. Because the majority of outcomes identified by the DAVTE staff were the same for both groups of students, differing primarily in the priority of the individual outcomes, it was concluded that the same high school program would be appropriate for both types of students providing it were designed so that students would obtain all the outcomes identified. (MN)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Content Analysis, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, High School Students, Job Skills, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Noncollege Bound Students, Outcomes of Education, Program Content, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, 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 039 956-958.