ERIC Number: ED224855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Learning to Work. A Study of Vocational Programs in the New York City Public High Schools.
Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.
This report presents the results of a study conducted by the Educational Priorities Panel (EPP) to determine what educational and support services New York City vocational education students receive, and to examine the characteristics of vocational education programs in city high schools. The two fields chosen for in-depth examination were data processing, offered primarily in academic/comprehensive high schools, and cosmetology, offered primarily in vocational schools. Areas discussed in the report include: (1) program goals, structure, content, and variations; (2) the process by which students interested in vocational training choose an appropriate school; (3) issues such as the role of teachers, availability of support services and technical assistance, borough level planning, and cooperation between high schools and postsecondary institutions; (4) the relationship between schools and the private industrial sector; (5) availability of equipment and supplies for vocational education programs; and (6) program adaptation and access for special populations. Data on sex equity are also presented. Appended to the report are a description of the EPP study methodology, a proposed expenditure plan for 1982-1983 career education in New York City, information on curriculum, and brief descriptions of existing work experience programs. (GC)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Cosmetology, Curriculum, Data Processing Occupations, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Equipment, High Schools, School Business Relationship, School Choice, Sex Fairness, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Supplies, Teacher Role, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.