ERIC Number: ED308324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Vocational Education Effectiveness Study.
Simpson, A. Hyatt
Among the results of two complementary studies on the effectiveness of Arizona secondary vocational education were the following: (1) the vocational students were more satisfied with school than the nonvocational students; (2) the vocational students felt better prepared for work; (3) the 12th-grade nonvocational students scored significantly higher on reading (but not math) tests; (4) employers considered the vocational students better prepared in terms of specific job skills but not in English and math skills; (5) many more of the vocational students are likely to continue their education than their teachers and administrators realized; (6) the vocational students worked more hours during high school and had more positive attitudes toward their work experiences; and (7) parents, vocational teachers, and administrators all said job placement, vocational counseling, and cooperative work experience need improvement. The data were collected in one study by questionnaires administered to vocational and nonvocational students, parents, vocational teachers, and administrators at a sample of nine schools. In the other study, 19 vocational and 19 nonvocational graduates from four high school were interviewed, as were the graduates' current supervisors or postsecondary instructors. (Sixty-eight pages of appendices include 22 references, survey instruments, and data on responses.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona