ERIC Number: ED118920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Vocational Graduates. State of Arkansas 1973-74. Validation Report.
Educational Planning and Evaluation Services, Magnolia, AR.
The purpose of the study was to obtain employment status information for students six months after graduation from high school, to compare the similarity of the students' responses to teachers' report of the students' employment status, and to determine if there were any variations in reports of employment status from one occupational field to another. The study was limited to 1974 vocational education graduates from 10 Arkansas high schools. Three hundred and thirty-three of the 441 target students replied to a questionnaire. By using the U.S. Office of Education's publication, "Vocational Education and Occupations," and the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," a student's employment status was determined to be in the same, related, or a field unrelated to his high school training. Descriptive statistics, in numbers and percentages, present the employment status of students as reported by both the teachers and the students, and to show comparisons of teacher and student reports. It was concluded that the majority of the 1974 graduates were working in an occupation in the same field or one related to their training. A wide discrepancy was found between the teachers' and the students' reports of the students' employment status six months after graduation. Considerable variation was also found in reports of employment status from one occupational field to another. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Planning and Evaluation Services, Magnolia, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas