ERIC Number: ED199529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Outcomes of Occupational Education. Phase II Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; Association of Vocational Education Administrators.
Phase II of an Association of Vocational Education Administrators/Cornell Institute for Occupational Education study developed instruments and procedures for measuring selected social outcomes of occupational education and pilot tested them in a limited sample of sites statewide. Pencil-and-paper survey instruments were developed, pre-piloted, piloted, and analyzed. A second generation pool of survey questions was then generated for further pilot testing early in Phase III. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used throughout the data analysis. Initial data analysis included determining frequency distributions and such summary statistics as means and standard deviations. Ten demographic variables were used to crosstabulate all item responses, while three additional variables were used to cross-tabulate the responses of occupational students only. Student interviews were also conducted with students who were surveyed and some who were not. Purposes of the interview were (1) monitor of survey relevance, (2) parallel measurement, and (3) interpretation of survey results (development of qualitative information). The instruments developed were found to be sensitive to differences in students' educational programs and backgrounds. (Appendixes, amounting to one-third of the report, include the survey instrument, interview guides, models for scoring some questions, and factor scores for statistically significant demographic variables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Supervision.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; Association of Vocational Education Administrators.
Note: Some appendixes will not reproduce well due to small print. For a related document see CE 028 379.