ERIC Number: ED084430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Student Perception of the Effectiveness of the Area Vocational Secondary School Programs of Texas in Meeting Self-Perceived Interests and Needs. A Final Report.
Wong, LaVerne B.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of area vocational secondary schools in Texas as it relates to participation, type of school, and sex. Two forms of the questionnaire were developed; one to be used by participants in area vocational school (AVS) programs and one for those not participating in any type of vocational training. Urban school systems were not included in the study of eight selected sample schools. The students sampled were 672 eleventh and twelfth graders, half participants in AVS programs and half non-participants. Males numbered 210 and females, 126. Almost two thirds of the participants planned to enter the work force immediately after graduation. Data compiled show participants felt their needs were met by the programs, but non-participants felt the participants needs were not being met, and they had no need of the programs themselves. General awareness of the program is high. The two groups share views concerning the counseling and guidance procedures. The type of school from which the student came influenced his view of AVS program effectiveness, but the two sexes showed a nonsignificant difference in perception of program effectiveness. A twelve-page bibliography is included. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.