ERIC Number: ED110695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Schools for Careers: An Analysis of Occupational Courses Offered by Secondary and Postsecondary Schools, 1971.
Calvert, Robert, Jr.; And Others
The report tabulates and analyzes data on the occupational curricula of 17,460 secondary and 11,731 postsecondary schools. A standardized list of 170 occupational fields was used to ascertain the exact programs offered at each institution. For some of the analyses, these fields were grouped into seven main fields: agri-business; marketing and distribution; health; home economics (personal); home economics (career); business and office; technical; and trade and industrial. Data were collected from all States and territories, and are presented in table form with accompanying discussion. At the secondary level, the programs offered by the largest number of schools were: homemaking; stenographic, secretarial, and related; typing and related; agricultural production; and filing, office machines, and clerical. Programs offered by the largest numbers of postsecondary institutions were: cosmetology; stenographic, secretarial, and related; commercial pilot training; accounting and computing; filing, office machines, and clerical; typing and related; business data-processing systems; and aircraft operations. Correspondence programs were offered by 338 schools, of which 155 offered only correspondence work. In addition, there are data on funding, accreditation, and date of school foundation. The survey forms used are appended. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Courses, Educational Programs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.