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ERIC Number: ED062555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Selected Aspects of Vocational Image as Perceived by a Public Categorized by Occupational Levels.
Shultz, Fred A.; Terry, H. Robert
In six north-central Oklahoma cities, representatives from professional, technical, skilled, semiskilled, and unskilled occupations were interviewed to determine their perceptions of the image of vocational education in Oklahoma. Findings for the seven specific research objectives included: (1) Concerning the adequacy of available vocational education offerings, the overall mean response indicated that, as a group, the respondents neither agreed nor disagreed, although analysis of variance revealed significant differences across interview sites, and (2) Concerning the quality of programs, professional workers responded at the highest level, unskilled workers at the lowest level, and analysis of variance revealed significant differences among the responses of the group at the .05 level. No statistically significant differences were found for the other objectives, which concerned perception of: (1) whether vocational education programs are able to benefit students of all ability levels (favorable response), (2) alignment of programs with local industry needs (neutral response), (3) vocational education as compared with the rest of education (favorable response), (4) whether programs achieve the objective of education for gainful employment (favorable response), and (5) dissemination of information on opportunities (neutral response). This narrative and tabular summary of research findings is based on a doctoral theses, announced as Ed 055 184. (CD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma