ERIC Number: ED109397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-15
Follow-Up Study of Vocational Office Education Graduates of Springfield [Tennessee] High School: Final Report.
Henry, Rosa Anne
The objectives of the study were: to survey the 1970 through 1973 graduates of the Springfield High School Vocational Office Education program to determine the specific tasks they performed on their jobs, the skills and knowledges required, and the education and training needed; to survey employers of these graduates for the purpose of identifying weaknesses and deficiencies in skills, knowledges, and attitudes; to evaluate the utilization of vocational office education training received at Springfield High School; and to evaluate findings of the project and make recommendations for consideration in curriculum planning. Fifty-one of the 106 students (60 percent) responded to the mailed questionnaires. Forty-two of the 51 employers (82 percent) responded to the questionnaires either through an interview or the mail. (Tabulated data are included.) The conclusions indicate high ratings of the program by the graduates and that the majority of the graduates were employed in occupations directly related to their high school vocational office education training. Employers rated the overall job performance of the graduates as very good. Recommendations stressed the continuation of program evaluation, further follow-up studies, further communication with business, and improvement of specific areas of training. Questionnaire forms and correspondence are appended. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Robertson County Schools, Springfield, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee