ERIC Number: ED086864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-14
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Factors Affecting Vocational-Technical Program Choice.
The project was developed to identify the factors which affect the vocational-technical program choices of Millcreek Township School District secondary pupils having the options of an academic program with vocational electives or a dual program of academic subjects in the home school and more intensive training in a vocational-technical school on an alternating two-week basis. A personal interview was developed and administered to a random sample of 429 pupils and 144 parents. Findings from the interviews include: (1) more and better information about vocations and programs is needed and should be offered early and not isolated from the major disciplines; (2) parents react negatively toward vocational-technical training, and vocational-technical pupils feel that academic teachers consider them less important; (3) the vocational-technical classes give pupils great satisfaction; (4) parents see college-preparatory training as the choice path to the good life; (5) parents desire more counseling and career information programs and more exploratory training and work experience programs; (6) parents favor integration of vocational-technical pupils with academic pupils in classes; and (7) parents desire more career information themselves and more knowledge about developing school programs. Conclusions and recommendations are made. Interview forms are included. (SC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Millcreek Township School District, Erie, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III