ERIC Number: ED109281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Minority Group Student Access to Vocational-Technical Schools in the Boston and Springfield Metropolitan Areas.
Massachusetts Advisory Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Boston.; Metropolitan Planning Project, Newton, MA.
The express purpose of the study reported here is to examine whether minority group students (including female students) have equal access to vocational-technical schools. The study assessed whether or not such access, as measured through enrollment in vocational-technical school programs, currently exists. The kinds of information gathered and analyzed include: socioeconomic indicators of the communities, current enrollment figures of vocational-technical schools, enrollment figures which approximate the body of students congruent to the individual schools, and listings of current program offerings of vocational-technical schools--for the schools and municipalities within the scope of the study. The study concentrated on the Boston and Springfield metropolitan areas. It is noted that while this allowed for investigation into the two areas in Massachusetts with the largest proportion of minority group persons, it was not possible to assess other important areas of the state which have lesser concentrations such as Lowell and New Bedford. The study focused on public schools, in particular on full-time vocational-technical education programs which were either located in separate facilities or were considered to be a separate division of a comprehensive high school and received funding under Chapter 74 of the Massachusetts General Laws. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Boston.; Metropolitan Planning Project, Newton, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)