ERIC Number: ED201878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Schema for Recruiting and Selecting Secondary Vocational Education Students. Project Monograph.
Pershing, James A.; Schwandt, Thomas A.
Designed as a guide for state- and local-level vocational education program administrators, this monograph presents a schema for recruiting and selecting students for secondary vocational education programs. It also describes noteworthy recruitment and selection strategies and techniques suitable for adaptation in local schools. Section 1 is an introduction. In the second section the five phases of the largely theoretical schema are described. These processes are planning, recruitment, selection, instruction, and evaluation (post-school student activities). Section 3 examines recruitment and selection strategies and techniques and extends the discussion of the rationale for these two activities begun in the previous section. Annotations of three handbooks/manuals directly addressing recruitment of students for vocational education programs are provided, and some documented recruitment strategies and methods are highlighted. Critical issues in the design of a selection strategy are discussed, including roles of vocational appraisal and choosing appropriate selection instruments and method. A listing is appended of test instruments accompanied by author(s) and/or publisher and summary of content/usability. Six categories of instruments are provided: Achievement Batteries, Aptitude Measures, Measures of Career Development/Planning, Interest Inventories, Personality Measures, and Miscellaneous. (YLB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Planning, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Districts, Screening Tests, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Test Selection, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Education
Vocational Education Services, Indiana University, 840 State Road 46 Bypass, Room 111, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($2.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Vocational Education.