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ERIC Number: ED133477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Student Attitudes Toward Vocational Education. Research and Development Series No. 114.
Black, Michael S.
The objectives of this project were to determine (1) the basic dimensions of educational and career-related attitudes of black inner-city junior high school age students, and to compare these attitudes to those of their white counterparts, (2) how attitudes were related to the preference of educational programs expressed by these students, and (3) whether the public image of vocational education as perceived by these students was different from that of other programs. A Student Attitude Survey was devised which solicited students' opinions about specific educational programs, dropping out of school, occupations, occupational activities, school activities, and opinions about education and work generally. The survey was given to male ninth grade inner-city students in the public school system of Baltimore, Maryland. The findings imply that vocational education does not suffer from a poor public image in the socioeconomic levels studied, and that black students do not hold substantially different attitudes toward work and education than do white students. Fourteen supplementary tables and eight appendixes compose the majority of the document. The appendixes contain the sample letters to teachers, English teachers, parents, and respondents; the consent form; VARIPART Procedure; instructions from Student Opinion Survey, and sample confounded two-mode data matrices. (HD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Maryland (Baltimore)