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ERIC Number: ED313562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Massachusetts High School Students. Program Enrollment Decisions, High School Experiences, Career Plans and Post High School Plans, and Opinions about Vocational-Technical Education.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
A survey of Massachusetts high school students in March 1989 compared and contrasted vocational-technical high school students with other high school students (college preparatory and general studies) in four major areas: decision to enroll in vocational-technical or in other programs, high school experiences, post-high school plans and career plans, and opinions about vocational-technical education. The written survey was administered in class to more than 2,000 vocational-technical and 1,500 college preparatory or general studies 10th- and 12th-grade students in 41 schools. Among the findings were the following: (1) vocational students were much more likely to have had opposition to their choice to enroll in a vocational program than either college preparatory or general studies students; (2) most students, especially vocational students, rated guidance services poorly; (3) general studies students were more likely to think that high school experiences were better than they had thought they would be; (4) most college preparatory students planned to attend a four-year college after high school, general students planned to go to a two-year college, and vocational students planned to work full time; and (5) most students either held negative attitudes toward vocational education or thought other people did. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts