ERIC Number: ED334357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Vanguard Joint Vocational School. Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Lawrence County Joint Vocational School.
Two research reports provide results of two Ohio studies to investigate factors that influence a student not to enter a high school vocational curriculum. The studies focus on the Vanguard Joint Vocational School (JVS) and five feeder comprehensive high schools and the Lawrence County JVS and seven feeder comprehensive high schools. Both reports begin with background and setting, research objectives and definitions, and a literature review. This review summarizes theories of career choice and factors that influence career decision making. Other sections of the reports describe procedures, results, and recommendations. The Lawrence County project population consisted of all nonvocational 11th-grade students in feeder school English and government classes; the Vanguard project population consisted of similar students in English classes only. Students responded to a questionnaire to identify the following: (1) their images of vocational education and the JVS; (2) who influenced them in making a decision not to enroll at the JVS; and (3) additional information, such as knowledge about vocational classes, reasons for not enrolling in vocational classes, and future plans. Students had mixed images of vocational education and the JVS: positive, negative, and neutral. College-bound students believed they could not fit vocational courses into their schedules and vocational courses did not prepare them for college. Appendixes to each report include a 41-item reference list and student questionnaire. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, College Bound Students, Decision Making, Educational Research, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Grade 11, High Schools, Literature Reviews, Regional Schools, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Recruitment, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lawrence County Joint Vocational School OH; Vanguard Joint Vocational School OH
Note: For related documents, see ED 301 697, ED 305 445, ED 314 637, ED 319 919, and ED 324 541.