ERIC Number: ED075572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Determining Occupational Emphases for High School Program Design. Final Report.
Arnold, Joseph P.; Ferguson, Edward T., Jr.
This study developed a methodology to determine occupational emphases for high school vocational education program planning. Major considerations for the selected occupations were manpower needs, student needs and aspirations, and parental preferences. Occupations were ranked in 39 areas according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, and these areas were arranged by 18 school districts according to the four major needs and aspirations. Local manpower data sources were community leaders and school district administrators. Questionnaires were completed by 11th grade students and their parents as to the students' career aspirations and their parents' occupational preferences for them. Occupational priorities in the 18 study communities were then identified and ranked. Data collected and synthesized are detailed in tabular and narrative form, and guidelines for further use of the methodology are included for local district staff information. Instruments used are appended. (MF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demand Occupations, Educational Needs, Grade 11, High School Students, Labor Needs, Methods, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Program Development, School Districts, Student Needs, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Research and Development Series No. 85