ERIC Number: ED116053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Longitudinal Study of Vocational Development and Program Evaluation. Implications for Curriculum Planning and Vocational Guidance. Final Report.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
The report is an accounting of activities of the Vocational Development Study (VDS) project during the three-year funding period of July 1971 to July 1974. The longitudinal study, planned to cover a 10-year span, was begun in the fall of 1968. The project was developed to identify the effects of the high school experience on youth in vocational guidance. The sample consisted of the total ninth grade enrollment in three medium-sized Pennsylvania school districts--Altoona, Hazleton, and Williamsport. Data were collected at several stages through standardized aptitude and achievement tests and inventories of interests, values, and vocational development. Information on family and environmental background, occupational and educational aspirations, as well as school-generated data were also collected and analyzed. The report presents the background of the project and describes procedures involved in sample selection and data collection, handling, and storage. The VDS project resulted in 20 published research monographs and numerous papers and articles. Copies of the monographs and papers and a list of the articles are included in the report. In addition, a one-year graduate followup survey was made of the Altoona class. Several questionnaires are appended. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania