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An Evaluation of the Developmental Vocational Education Program.
Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Research and Development.
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Cleveland's Developmental Vocational Education Programs (DVEP) in meeting the project objectives: (1) The program would result in greater knowledge of occupations within an array of occupational clusters, and (2) The program would result in more positive attitudes toward specific jobs and the world of work. Interviews conducted with DVEP staff, teachers, and principals of some target schools, on-site observations, and questionnaires were used to obtain the data. Findings indicate that: (1) The project yields more occupational knowledge and affects attitudes positively, although the impact of the DVEP presentations is not uniform for all participating schools, (2) No significant differences were obtained in the attitudes of students in the program toward global world of work concepts when compared to the attitudes of control students, (3) A great degree of vagueness exists as to the role of classroom aides, (4) Aides lack the proper educational training, and (5) In general, the delivery of DVEP material was effective in the opinion of both the aides and the teachers. Sample copies of the instruments utilized are appended. (SN)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Research and Development.