ERIC Number: ED338915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of Factors Influencing Students Not To Enroll at the Springfield-Clark JVS, Vanguard JVS, and Lawrence County JVS. Summary of Research 61; Summary of Research 62; Summary of Research 63.
The three studies presented in this document investigated factors that influenced students not to enroll in Ohio joint vocational schools (JVS's) and their nonvocational students in the comprehensive feeder schools for the Springfield-Clark JVS, Lawrence County JVS, and Vanguard JVS during the 1989-90 school year. A student questionnaire acquired data on students' sex, race, curriculum choice, image of and reasons for not enrolling in vocational education and the JVS, choice of future occupation, and future plans. Data revealed that student images of vocational education and JVS's needed to be improved. Students in Springfield-Clark and Lawrence County JVS feeder schools gave these reasons for not enrolling: planning to attend college; not wanting to leave friends; and programs offered. Students in Vanguard JVS feeder schools also cited the poor image of the JVS and vocational education students. All three studies cite the same implications and recommendations, including promotion of the accomplishments of graduates, provision of courses to explore vocational education, and efforts to ease the transition to a JVS. The studies also recommend further research in 11 areas, including research to explore bonds that keep students from leaving the home school, impact of increased graduation requirements, and student characteristics of enrollees in all programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Planning, Decision Making, Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Goal Orientation, Grade 11, High Schools, Occupational Aspiration, Regional Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 324 541 and ED 334 357.