ERIC Number: ED326608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Vocational Education in the Cincinnati Public Schools.
Lewis, Morgan V.; And Others
Vocational education programs conducted by the Cincinnati Public Schools were reviewed to analyze their characteristics and to clarify their mission and goals. The review examined information on demographic and economic trends in the labor market served by the schools and developed information on the purpose, conduct, and outcomes of the vocational programs through school visits, personal interviews, and mail surveys. Participants in interviews and surveys included teachers, principals, guidance counselors, staff, and students at each high school offering vocational programs; parents of students interviewed; employers; directors of community agencies and other community representatives involved with vocational programs; employers of students; and former students. The information developed by these activities provided the basis for development of a questionnaire sent to 187 educators, employers, and other community representatives; 95 responded. Four recommendations resulted from the survey: (1) expand vocational education to give students transferable as well as technical skills; (2) document the skills acquired by vocational graduates; (3) demonstrate school district support for vocational education; and (4) improve the quality of jobs available in the Occupational Work Adjustment and Occupational Work Experience programs. (Twenty-six references, data tables, and instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, High Risk Students, High Schools, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Public Schools, School Districts, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cincinnati)