ERIC Number: ED041155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Selected Programs for Vocational Education in Secondary Schools. Final Report.
Hawkridge, David G.; And Others
To identify and describe secondary vocational education programs that have been successful in increasing the total placement rate when compared with other courses of instruction, 445 programs were selected through a literature search, mail and telephone inquiries, personal contacts, and other means. The evaluation of each program was studied, particularly the followup of graduates. In addition, on-site evaluations were made by project staff of evaluation problems in 30 programs. The project staff was unable to show that any of the program met the study's criteria for success. Nearly one-half of the programs did not have comprehensive followup information on their graduates, and no trends could be detected nor suitable comparisons made of those approximately 148 programs that had nearly complete followup records. In order to obtain detailed information on graduates, more complex, fine-grained followup would be required. It was also recommended that a randomized group be selected for followup and that the same procedure be applied to select a comparable group of nonvocational graduates. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.