ERIC Number: ED154148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of the Master of Science and Education Specialist Degree Programs in Vocational Education and a Follow-Up System Suitable for an Educational Institution.
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the Master of Science Degree program in Vocational Education and the Education Specialist Degree program in Industrial and Vocational Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout have prepared the Program graduates of selected years to meet the needs of their present professional roles in a high school, post high school, college or university situation. An evaluation in the form of a follow-up survey was developed and used both for graduates and employers of graduates to assess degree program procedures and techniques used to increase professional competence. A survey of 212 program graduates collected the following information (189 persons responded): personal data including educational and occupational information, attitudes about selected components of the graduate program, and suggestions for program improvement. Additionally, eighty-six employers were surveyed to evaluate the graduates' vocational preparation. Conclusions drawn from the analysis of the results were grouped according to two categories: (1) Program Performance and (2) Client Performance. Analysis of the responses indicated that the programs are effective in preparing students for their professional roles. (Thirty-two specific conclusions are presented.) Fourteen recommendations were submitted based on the results and conclusions of the study. (A bibliography and an extensive appendix containing the survey instrument and related materials are included in this document.) (VB)
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Industrial Arts, Job Skills, Masters Degrees, Needs Assessment, Performance, Performance Criteria, Personnel Needs, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Specialist in Education Degrees, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: Parts of this document may not reproduce well due to light type, and materials in Appendix B may not reproduce well due to small, broken type; Master's Thesis, University of Wisconsin - Stout