ERIC Number: ED300666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Credit-Deficient High School Students through Vocational Education.
Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville.
A study was conducted to determine the effects of implementing the Ohio policy of permitting credit-deficient students to enroll in two-year vocational education job training programs. At issue were the perceived benefits to 16-year-old students permitted to enroll in two-year vocational job training programs, even though the students have not earned the required number of credits for junior class standing. A survey revealed that 77 percent of responding districts enrolled credit-deficient students; some other districts were accepting these students on a limited basis; and others were rethinking their policy as a result of problems associated with declining enrollment. Some of the philosophies and methods used by school districts to deal with the issue of enrolling credit-deficient students in job training programs included a transitional program, alternative schools, individualized programming, adult basic education, additional assistance for special needs students, special job training programs, flexible junior class status, and three-year programs. Barriers to enrollment in vocational education classes were also identified. Two categories of recommendations were made--short-range ones to provide important adjustments in implementing vocational education programs and long-range ones to eliminate barriers to enrollment in secondary vocational education job training programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville.