ERIC Number: ED325760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Former COC Enrollees, 1990-91.
Kurecka, Paul; And Others
This study examined why high school students who had been enrolled in vocational classes at the Averill Career Opportunities Center (COC) in Saginaw, Michigan either did not enter or did not continue in classes there. COC staff identified 123 students who were originally scheduled to attend COC classes during fall 1990 but whose fall 1990 schedules did not contain COC courses. From these students, 75 were interviewed. The primary question asked of students was why they were once scheduled to attend COC classes but were no longer enrolled in those classes. Sixteen respondents reported that they needed additional classes for graduation; 11 reported a schedule conflict with either a job, a class, or extracurricular activities; 9 gave no reason; 8 reported needing some other classes but not for graduation; and 7 simply changed their minds. Secondary questions focused on the students' high school coursework and goals. The results revealed that most students intended to go to college and then begin a career. Most felt that their coursework was related to their goals and felt that they would be able to reach their goals. Based on these findings, several recommendations are made to school counselors who help students with class scheduling. The questionnaire is appended, and frequency of responses to individual questions is noted. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.