ERIC Number: ED022004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Education for Occupations, Grass Roots Thoughts and Beliefs in New York State; a Summary of the Multicounty Area Studies.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Information from (1) questionnaires completed by present and former students, parents, educators, and business men, (2) government agency reports, (3) school records, and (4) agricultural employer surveys in 24 geographic areas which included all the counties (1) determined the need for additional occupational training, (2) identified major occupational education courses in terms of employer needs, (3) determined interest in types of trainings and work situations, (4) measured the adequacy of present facilities and (5) judged the extent of community support for an increased statewide program of occupational education. The findings and conclusions are summarized in the form of answers to questions formulated from the basic objectives in the area studies. Some of the findings were: (1) Schools should provide vocational and technical education for all who could benefit from it, (2) There are neither enough schools providing adult education, nor typical high school experience adequate for preparing the average person to enter the job market, (3) Most employers want students to have training to develop good attitudes, effective speaking and writing, and occupational skills, and (4) Communities will support an increase in public occupational education. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Identifiers - Location: New York