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ERIC Number: ED185408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Priority Concerns of Five Groups Involved in Experiential Education Programs. Learning in Work Research Program. Technical Report.
Jipp, Lester F.; And Others
To determine programmatic concerns to aid in the establishment or expansion of experiential education programs, a study gathered data by use of a mail questionnaire sent to nineteen experiential education programs in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The five constituent groups sampled were students, teachers/administrators, program coordinators in schools with experiential education programs, worksite supervisors, and parents. Based on a review of the literature, nine clusters of concern were identified as programmatic dimensions of experiential education: (1) goals and objectives; (2) school; (3) placements; (4) worksite supervisors; (5) staff; (6) students; (7) parents; (8) evaluation; and (9) community school interface. These clusters formed the basis for the development of items to be included in the questionnaire. Priority concerns for each group were analyzed according to characteristics of the respondent group and the programs they represent, and ways to increase the likelihood of program success based on the information were suggested. Significant concerns were revealed in a number of areas; for example, girls place greater priority on the aspects of their community placement than boys, and worksite supervisors generally consider their role extremely important to the workplace. Questionnaires and data are included. (Author/MEK)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Work Experience Programs
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 024 777 and CE 024 779-781. Parts of the appendices are marginally legible.