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ERIC Number: ED038524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 197
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A Study to Determine Needed Improvements in Vocational Programs in Nine Nevada High Schools.
Christensen, Howard H.
To determine improvements needed in vocational programs for male students, a pretested questionnaire was administered to 1,856 boys in grades 9-12 in nine Nevada high schools. The study was further limited to students in vocational agriculture, trades and industry, and distributive education. Some major conclusions and recommendations were: (1) Within limits, students going to work or to vocational-technical schools can be identified, (2) There is a trend in secondary schools to provide more vocational orientation classes and fewer classes for job entry, (3) There is little that can be done in small schools to provide vocational programs in depth to meet the needs of their students, (4) There is a need to redirect almost half of the students who say they plan to go to college and enter a profession into the occupations that require less than a college degree, (5) Parental influence is hard to measure, (6) There needs to be further study of ways and means to determine which students can profit most from vocational classes, and (7) There must be a greater emphasis on providing more adequate postsecondary programs to provide depth of training necessary for job entry. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.; Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education.; Nevada Univ., Reno. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada