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ERIC Number: ED058551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 151
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A Day off Work? The Attitudes of Craft Apprentices to Further Education.
Weir, A. D.
This document reports on a research project covering the attitudes of craft apprentices toward the objectives of further education and the incentives in pursuing craft apprenticeship courses. The experimental design was ad hoc. The Research Officer drew up an interview schedule which would elicit information on some of the major attitudinal areas. A test was also used. In addition, a short personal questionnaire was drawn up for administration with the Attitude Scale to large numbers of students in further education colleges. Four colleges in Central Scotland were involved in this project. Information was obtained from a maximum of 2140 students. Among the basic items of information obtained were the ways in which students progress or fail to progress from year to year of their college attendance and the explanations which students give for discontinuing their college attendance. Each grouping into which students can be divided produces a slightly different profile of attitudes and influences. This indicated that there is no overall prescription which would cure the problems set out in this investigation, but that the attitudes of each grouping into which students can be divided must be considered separately. By revealing some of the incentives and disincentives perceived by craft students in further education and objectives of these students, this investigation may provide the further education service with information required for consideration of changes in colleges and courses along the lines indicated by these craft students. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.