ERIC Number: ED146427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of a Two Hour Time Block in Industrial Education. Final Report.
Gearhart, Robert E.; McMillen, Stephen
Hypotheses of a study of two-hour as opposed to three-hour training blocks for industrial vocational education students were as follows: (1) Achievement of students in a two-hour block for three years will be equal to that of students in a three-hour block for two years, (2) student attitudes toward themselves, school, and the world of work will significantly increase, and (3) there will be a significant decrease in dropout rates and absenteeism. Students in the two-hour vocational block classes at Newport High School (Kentucky) were matched (paired) with three-hour vocational block classes at vocational schools in the northern Kentucky area in parallel programs: printing, construction electricity, mechanical drafting, and commercial art. Pre- and posttests administered to all at the beginning and end of the first year included the Ohio Trades Achievement Test and Bill's Index of Adjustment and Values. Comparisons were made between test results of high school juniors in each matched pair grouping, and dropout and attendance rates were examined for Newport students. No significant conclusions about the effectiveness of the two-hour block could be reached after the project's initial year. Recommendations for continuation of the study include focus on improving both the testing situation and communication between all parties. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Newport Independent School District, KY.
Note: For related documents see CE 013 580-582. Page 20, the Index of Adjustment and Values, was removed because of copyright