ERIC Number: ED205801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Four Alternative Delivery Systems for Vocational Education: Apprenticeship, CETA, Cooperative Education, and Industrial Training. Final Report.
Johnson, John A.
A study examined the following four alternatives to traditional vocational-technical high schools for delivering vocational education: apprenticeship programs, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs, cooperative education, and industrial training. Two survey instruments were created specifically for the study: (1) a worker survey form, designed to assess demographic and personality characteristics of the worker and his or her satisfaction with training received from the alternative vocational education delivery system, and (2) a supervisor rating form, which assessed knowledge of job skill, quickness in learing a new job skill, work attitudes, dependability, and ability to get along with others. A total of 155 trainee/worker forms and 199 supervisor rating forms were completed. Participants' ratings of satisfaction with their program and employers' ratings of job performance indicate that on the whole the alternative delivery systems are meeting the needs of participants. Statistical analyses were performed to determine whether participants in the four programs differ in terms of demographic and personality characteristics and job performance ratings of worker satisfaction. Differences were found to exist, and their significance is discussed. (A related study of the relationship between proposed vocational program quality indicators, student satisfaction, placement, and job performance ratings is available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Comparative Analysis, Competence, Cooperative Education, Delivery Systems, Demography, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Graduate Surveys, Human Relations, Industrial Training, Interpersonal Competence, Job Performance, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Personality Traits, Personnel Evaluation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Reliability, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act