ERIC Number: ED126296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Roles of Vocational and Technical Education.
Brooks, Rickey J.; Stevenson, W. W.
The study attempted to determine the roles of vocational and technical education as perceived by parents, teachers, school board members, school counselors, and students in Oklahoma. The Delphi technique was used to formulate the opinionnaire from responses of 320 randomly selected participants. The statements were ranked by the participants' mean ratings of importance. Differences among the groups' ratings of the statements were determined by analysis of variance. It was found that the statements concerned with skill training and work values generally received the highest ranking of importance; the statements regarding specific curriculums received the lowest overall rankings. For 12 of the 65 statements, a significant difference was found among the groups' ratings, with the greatest difference being among the administrators' and counselors' mean ratings versus the school board members' and teachers'. The data from parents and students were insufficient to include in the statistical analysis. It was concluded that the people directly involved in education at the secondary level do not understand the goals, roles, and objectives of vocational and technical education. Tables represent the number and percentages of returns, the overall and groups' rankings, and the location of variance among the groups where a significant difference was found at the .05 level. The survey instruments are included in the report. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma