ERIC Number: ED306409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
What Ohioans Say about Vocational Education.
Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville.
A scientific sample of 820 Ohioans responded to a 10-question telephone survey about vocational education in Ohio. The findings, which can be generalized to all Ohioans, included the following: (1) four out of five say that it is extremely important or very important that vocational education remain part of high school programs; (2) nearly one of every two, their spouses, or one of their children has taken a vocational program; (3) one out of three say that the earnings of vocational graduates are above average compared to other high school graduates who do not go to college; (4) two out of three say that vocational programs do not limit students' opportunities to go to college; (5) one out of two know vocational students have to meet the same academic requirements for graduation as other students; (6) three out of four say that vocational education is available to high school students in their public school districts; (7) 40 percent say it is more important to prepare most high school students for work, and slightly more than 50 percent say it is more important to prepare them for college; (8) most say it is generally average students who take vocational education; (9) two out of three say it is advantageous for students to attend a vocational school or career center away from their high school; and (10) four out of five with children in school say a vocational program would be appropriate for at least one of their children. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Council on Vocational Education, Westerville.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio