ERIC Number: ED050285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Attitudes Toward Vocational Education in the Secondary Schools of West Virginia. Part II: Employers and Labor Leaders.
Divita, Charles, Jr.
It has become increasingly important to determine the attitudes of certain key segments of the population toward secondary school programs of vocational education. This report, Part II of a two-part series, deals with some of the attitudes toward these programs held by employers and by business, industry, and labor leaders. Data were collected by a questionnaire sent to approximately 1,628 persons of which 725 or approximately 45 percent responded. Findings include: (1) Vocational education was considered to be of much value and importance, (2) It was considered to be a rightful part of the secondary school, (3) The respondents felt that almost all students were interested in receiving some vocational training in high school, (4) They did not consider the programs too costly, and (5) They felt that there were insufficient number of programs because of a lack of money, lack of qualified teachers, and a "low status" stereotype associated with vocational education programs. Part I of the two part series, concerning attitudes of secondary school administrators and board of education members, is available as ED 029 994. (GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.