ERIC Number: ED170473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Forum 178: A Report of the 1978 Vocational Education Forum.
Wright, J. B.
Some 2,200 people assembled in seventy-six community meetings across North Carolina were surveyed on overall program goals of the 1978 State Plan for Vocational Education. Following a half-hour informative television program on vocational education activities and roles, opinions were ascertained on goals affecting North Carolina public schools, community colleges, and technical institutions. No hard data was obtained on participants' race or sex. Approximately 31% of the participants were local advisory committee (LAC) members; this population is known to be overrepresented by white males. Participants were asked to rank order eleven goals; data analysis revealed that the two top-rated goals were (1) to improve local planning to make program offerings correspond to the job market and to student interests and (2) to expand vocational guidance and job placement services. The issue of eliminating sex/racial bias in vocational education received a reasonably uniform response rate, indicating low importance perceived. (CSS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Educational Needs, Educational Television, Goal Orientation, Job Placement, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Opinion, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Surveys, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina