ERIC Number: ED120020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Secondary Mathematics Curriculums in District 15 as They Relate to the Math Background Requirements of Post-Secondary VTAE Students. Final Report.
Kaffine, Lawrence; Paulsen, Russell
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of current high school mathematics curricula for students in technical and vocational education programs. Students in 21 Wisconsin high schools were surveyed; administrators and chairmen of mathematics departments in these schools were also interviewed. Results indicated that most schools require one course in mathematics for graduation, although schools are reevaluating the requirement. The majority of schools were interested in developing programs in vocational and technical mathematics. Some schools claimed to serve vocational students by courses in the college preparatory or general mathematics sequences. Tables showing numbers and percentages of students pursuing different high school programs and taking different mathematics courses are provided. Eight recommendations for the development of a program in mathematics for vocational and technical students are offered. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Technical Inst., Wausau, WI.