ERIC Number: ED070865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Needs Assessment. Final Report.
Educational Research Associates, New Haven, CT.; Windsor High School, CT.
In order to design appropriate vocational education programs, a survey of vocational interests and attitudes of the students in Grade 10, with a random sampling of teachers and of Grade 12 students, was conducted by Educational Research Associates for Windsor (Connecticut) High School. It was found that the students generally lacked vocational information and were not certain about college or career plans. Although a large majority of the students indicated a need for help in career planning, little support was given to any of the vocational services proposed. Vocational education teachers indicated very positive support of vocational curriculum, while non-vocational teachers were less unamimous. Both teachers and students felt that parents should be better informed about the values of vocational education. As a result of the survey, it was recommended that a coordinator position be established to initiate and implement vocational education services, that the curriculum be modified as necessary for those students not planning to go to college, and that planning for career awareness and vocational education services involves both teachers and students, with improved communication between parents and school. Appendixes contain the questionnaires used and tabulated responses. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Associates, New Haven, CT.; Windsor High School, CT.