ERIC Number: ED080729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Evaluation of Coordinated Vocational-Academic Education in Texas.
Preston, Vonda June; And Others
This research study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the Coordinated Vocational Academic Education Program (CVAE) which was introduced in Texas to meet the needs of secondary level students who were unsuccessful in traditional educational programs. The purpose of the study was to gather information from the schools offering CVAE over the six years of its existence and to evaluate the findings. The CVAE program provided vocational courses to prepare students for semi-skilled jobs and also provided modified academic courses with practical application to the vocational courses. Questionnaires were mailed to the schools identified as containing CVAE for completion by supervisors and teachers. Questionnaires for CVAE students and former students were distributed during school visitations made to 20 percent of the surveyed schools. This report compiles and compares the collected data. In the schools visited, 35 percent of the academic programs were judged to be failing, 32 percent were judged successful, and the remainder were progressing or improving. Most vocational programs were found to be successful, with only 6 failing. Programs judged to be most successful were used for comparative analysis. However, as teachers of successful programs returned more questionnaires than teachers of failing programs, significant conclusions could not be drawn. (MF)
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Paris Junior Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas