ERIC Number: ED113528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Youth Organizations--Are They Needed?
The project focused on securing evidence to support or reject the assumption, based on their support by educators and industry, that vocational youth organizations (Distributive Education Clubs of America, Home Economics Related Occupations Clubs, Future Farmers of America, Future Homemakers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) are an essential part of secondary vocational education programs in Colorado. Five populations were surveyed, and specific questionnaires were developed for students, teachers (advisors), administrators, parents, and employers (training sponsors) to determine if the organizations were felt to be important and if they were accomplishing their objectives. The rate of response exceeded 65 percent for all populations. Each questionnaire was analyzed for general trends by using means and percentages. Each item was analyzed by means of chi-square for differences among youth organizations. The tabulated findings, discussed in detail for each questionnaire type, indicate an overall positive perception of the organizations. Detailed conclusions show that the organizations were perceived as important and were meeting their objectives but were in need of support by the schools. Appended are the objectives of five national organizations, the instruments, and cover letters. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Research Coordinating Unit, Ft. Collins.; Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.