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ERIC Number: ED364732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 156
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Secondary Vocational Education: Availability, Coursetaking, and Outcomes.
Muraskin, Lana D., Comp.
This volume presents information on secondary vocational education compiled by the recently completed National Assessment of Vocational Education. Chapter 1 provides information about regional, district, and school-level availability of vocational education and the institutions that provide it. It reports the following: availability differs by region, size, and urbanicity of district and among different types of institutions; instructional options are most available in larger districts and in districts located in suburban areas; and students with access to area schools probably have a greater opportunity to enroll in occupationally specific courses. Chapter 2 is an extended exploration of coursetaking patterns in academic and vocational education from the high school classes of 1969-1987. The following trends are noted: a gradual and then steep increase in total credits throughout the period, a decline in academic and an increase in vocational coursetaking in the 1970s, and a resurgence of academic coursetaking in the 1980s accompanied by a slight decline in vocational coursetaking. Chapter 3 examines two sets of outcomes of vocational education--mathematics achievement and early labor market experience. Findings show the following: mathematics enrollments increased dramatically, mathematics skills can be learned outside of traditional mathematics courses, and about 38 percent of all occupationally specific vocational courses were used in skilled jobs 1 month after graduation. Contains 71 tables and 13 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
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