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ERIC Number: ED061441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 105
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Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Urban High School Students' Perceptions of Work within General Merchandise Retail Department Stores.
Bennett, James Gordon, Jr.
This study identifies the perceptions of urban disadvantaged 10th grade students toward employment in distributive education occupations within general merchandise department stores, and compares these perceptions with those held by urban 10th grade students not considered disadvantaged and with those already employed in department stores. Based on analysis of data collected, it was revealed that there are significant differences in perceptions held by students and by workers toward employment in distributive occupations within general merchandise department stores. The study further revealed that the poor work perceptions of youth are a contributing factor to low enrollments in the vocational distributive education programs. Recommendations include the need for: (1) occupational information programs, (2) field trips, (3) basic business courses and junior high school exploratory programs, and (4) the realization among teacher coordinators that disadvantaged students prefer work to welfare. The full dissertation on which this is based is available as ED 033 209. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Council for Distributive Teacher Education.; Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.