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ERIC Number: ED087888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Differential Validities for Shop Courses: Proposal B: Follow-Up of Subjects' Work Experiences. Final Report. Vol I: Procedures and Results.
Isabelle, L. A.; Lokan, J. J.
Follow-up information was collected on 1500 students who attended a two-year occupational high school, in order to relate predictor measures to success during training and subsequent job success. Although not predictive of dropouts, variables in the pre-test battery did predict performance in academic and shop courses; ratings of job success were available for too few subjects for analysis to be done, though it would appear that brighter, more motivated males perform less well in low level, repetitive jobs than their colleagues. Work attitudes and program evaluation were sought from former students now employed and from 70 employers. Among other findings, it was discovered that, while most students felt their shop training was the most valuable aspect of their occupational program, 40 percent hold jobs unrelated to that training, and employers and teachers valued work attitudes more highly. Employers requested more on-the-job training. Recommendations include: adjustment of courses to changing demands of local industry; providing students with a variety of skills related to a cluster of jobs; emphasizing favorable work attitudes; preparing students to cope with paperwork, including job applications. (For a summary of main findings, see CE 000 980.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Data Collection, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Low Ability Students, Predictive Measurement, Program Evaluation, Shop Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Success, Vocational Followup, Vocational High Schools, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre.