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ERIC Number: ED103051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 33
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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Vocational Curricula and Students' Occupational Goals.
West, John R.
This study of Santa Ana College students was designed to assess the success of the district's vocational curricula in meeting student needs for job-related skills by ascertaining the relevancy of student coursework to current student employment. One hundred and eighty (30 percent) of the 599 students enrolled, or recently enrolled, in certain advanced evening courses in the Business and Technical Arts curricula in the spring of 1974 responded to a survey questionnaire. Results indicated a wide variation in the degree of relevance between course work and current employment. Of the 15 Surveying students responding, 14 were currently employed; all 14 indicated that their course work was job-related. At the other extreme, six of the nine respondents in Tax Accounting said that their current jobs were not at all related to their course work. Seventy-six percent of the employed respondents felt that their jobs were related to their vocational education courses. Respondents' marital status, sex, dependent-independent status, educational attainment, and current involvement in school or employment are also noted. The questionnaire and tabulated results are appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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