ERIC Number: ED292967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-7
Reference Count: 0
Making the Commitment to Vocational Training. Vocational Development Task No. 1. Lifelong Learning Program Technical Report No. 1.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
This document presents research findings for the first task in the Appalachian Educational Laboratory's Lifelong Learning Program which addresses the adult vocational development process--making the commitment to vocational training. Its focus is the second phase of the research, the phase of problem investigation. Section 1 summarizes procedures and describes development of the two interview guides used in the study (one for enrolled adults and one for students who dropped out after beginning the admissions process), and the interviewer selection and training process. The target group identification and sample selection are then discussed, as well as the field work procedures and data analysis. Section 2 presents results of the interviews with 29 enrolled adults and 13 nonenrolled adults at two research sites. Information provided by males and females and enrollees and nonenrollees are presented separately. Findings are presented by the interview topics covered, including reasons for applying to school, the decision-making process, barriers, people affected by adults' return to school, and educational and vocational plans. Section 3 summarizes those factors perceived by adults in the sample as either facilitating or impeding their commitment to enter vocational training. These factors consist of the personal, situational, or institutional characteristics mentioned by the adults as being related to making the decision as to whether or not to return to school. The final section describes the prioritizing, categorizing, and collapsing of the impeding and facilitating factors generated in the interviews. (Instruments and additional findings are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: For related documents, see CE 049 890-895. Portions of appendices are printed on colored paper.