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ERIC Number: ED080863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-28
Pages: 85
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A Field Test Report of the Development of Instruments to Determine Peer Group Perceptions of the Sociological Status of Students Attending Area Vocational Centers.
Pourchot, Leonard L.
The purpose of this study was to design, develop, field test, and recommend survey instruments and procedures for comparing the perception by their peers of the sociological status of vocational students both in area vocational centers and in high school vocational courses. Following a review of related literature, instruments were drafted, and three surveys were conducted. Input data concerning the instruments was gathered from professionals with expertise in vocational education, directors of area vocational centers, and high school students both involved and uninvolved in vocational training. This data was used to further develop the sociological testing instruments and procedures. These instruments were then used to determine evidence of peer groupings and sociological status. A conclusion was that sociological status does attach to different curricular groups. Therefore, planning officers and educators should be concerned with sociological viewpoints and their ramifications when planning future vocational centers. It was also suggested that the survey instruments be considered usable for obtaining future data on peer group perception. (KP)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
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