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ERIC Number: ED334357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 240
Abstractor: N/A
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Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Vanguard Joint Vocational School. Factors That Influence Students Not To Enroll at the Lawrence County Joint Vocational School.
Rossetti, Rosemarie
Two research reports provide results of two Ohio studies to investigate factors that influence a student not to enter a high school vocational curriculum. The studies focus on the Vanguard Joint Vocational School (JVS) and five feeder comprehensive high schools and the Lawrence County JVS and seven feeder comprehensive high schools. Both reports begin with background and setting, research objectives and definitions, and a literature review. This review summarizes theories of career choice and factors that influence career decision making. Other sections of the reports describe procedures, results, and recommendations. The Lawrence County project population consisted of all nonvocational 11th-grade students in feeder school English and government classes; the Vanguard project population consisted of similar students in English classes only. Students responded to a questionnaire to identify the following: (1) their images of vocational education and the JVS; (2) who influenced them in making a decision not to enroll at the JVS; and (3) additional information, such as knowledge about vocational classes, reasons for not enrolling in vocational classes, and future plans. Students had mixed images of vocational education and the JVS: positive, negative, and neutral. College-bound students believed they could not fit vocational courses into their schedules and vocational courses did not prepare them for college. Appendixes to each report include a 41-item reference list and student questionnaire. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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