ERIC Number: ED097409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Black Youth and Occupational Education in Texas.
Guerra, Roberto S.; And Others
This report focuses on the responses given by 1,531 black high school students interviewed in 11 school districts throughout the State of Texas. It also reports on interviews conducted with a sample of black graduates, dropouts, and parents, school personnel, community people, and employers. Part 1 includes background material. The findings of a previous study in occupational education which resulted in these reports are briefly analyzed. The framework of the study is described in detail: project goals and objectives, general methodology, description of target populations, and the organization and phasing utilized in its execution. Part 2 contains an analysis of the characteristics, attitudes, aspirations, and problems of the black high school students interviewed in 23 high schools located in key metropolitan areas as well as a number of communities in East Texas. In addition, it summarizes the results of two other questionnaires and interviews administered to a limited number of black parents whose children are enrolled in vocational programs and a small sample of black students who have left school either by dropping out or through graduation. Part 3 incorporates other project findings gathered through interviewing school personnel, community people, and employers. Part 4 is a summary of the findings and a discussion of their implications. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Center for Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Texas