ERIC Number: ED200780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Public Occupational Education Admission Standards and Practices Study.
Tesolowski, Dennis G.; And Others
A two-phase investigation was conducted to (1) review admission standards, criteria, and practices in use by institutions delivering public occupational education programs, and (2) ascertain the degree of equity associated with admission standards relevant to public occupational education programs in Florida. Phase 1 was conducted by surveying two area vocational technical centers (AVTC's), two community colleges, and four Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs in each of Florida's five regions. Eleven admission standards or practices were identified. The five which were identified most frequently included the following: ability to meet minimal physical performance levels or standards necessary to an occupational license or employment, individual interviews by counselors and/or instructors, previous overall grade point average, standardized achievement test scores, and minimum age requirements necessary to qualify for an occupational license or employment. Phase 2 of the study involved surveying 377 persons representing AVTC and community college administrators, counselors and instructors; CETA administrators and instructors; advisory council members for occupational education programs; and advocates for various groups representing women, minorities and the disadvantaged. This phase of the investigation resulted in the identification of four admission practices which had a high degree of equity and four with a low degree of equity. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act