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The Association Between Local School Administrators' and Counselors' Attitudes Toward Vocational Education and Students' Participation in an Area Vocational-Technical School.
Gardner, Glen Martin; And Others
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the attitudes held by administrators and counselors toward vocational education (as measured by the ATVE Scale) and the attitudes and abilities of students from their schools attending the area vocational-technical school. Data were analyzed from 10 administrators and 10 counselors from schools participating in an area vocational-technical school as well as from students enrolled in the school for the first time. Student attitudes and characteristics at schools where the administrator or counselor scored above the mean on the ATVE scale were compared to the same criteria of the students from schools where the administrator or counselor scored below the mean on the ATVE Scale. An analysis of the data revealed: (1) There is a correlation between administrator and counselor attitudes toward vocational education (as measured by the ATVE Scale) and student variables, as shown by General Learning Ability scores and occupational pattern test scores, and (2) The more positive counselor and administrator attitudes were related directly to better student scores on these tests. (Author/AG)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma