ERIC Number: ED247449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Retaining Postsecondary Students in Vocational Training Programs. From July 1, 1983 to August 31, 1984. Final Report.
Waltz, Freddie C.; And Others
This manual is designed to aid administrators and other school personnel in assisting postsecondary students in overcoming some of the barriers that prevent them from completing vocational education programs. The manual, which consists of strategies for overcoming enrollment barriers that were identified in a 1982 survey of Florida students, teachers, counselors, and administrators, begins with a discussion of procedures for use in recognizing individual enrollment barriers, developing strategies for combatting them, formulating appropriate administrator strategies, and administering appropriate counselor and teacher actions. Set forth in the remainder of the guide are strategies for addressing the following barriers to the enrollment of postsecondary students in vocational training programs: need for student financial aid, conflict between school and work, inadequate transportation, need for guidance, failure to attend class regularly, the perception that courses are not of a desirable quality, failure on the part of students to accept responsibilities associated with the program, lack of student motivation, inadequate secondary education, the acceptance of jobs by students prior to program completion, easy frustration on the part of students accompanied by a fear that they will not do well, the temporary postponement by students of their plans to attend school, and the need for child care. A list of references concludes the manual. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Administrator Role, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education, Counselor Role, Day Care, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Guidelines, Models, Motivation Techniques, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Services, Student Attitudes, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Study Habits, Teacher Role, Transportation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Note: For related documents, see ED 218 471, ED 230 767, and CE 039 543-545.