ERIC Number: ED405497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
AERA Vocational Education Special Interest Group Proceedings (Chicago, Illinois, March 24-28, 1997).
Jackman, Diane H., Ed.
This proceedings consists of five research papers presented during the 1997 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The papers were presented during the sessions of the AERA Vocational Education Special Interest Group. "Predictors of Occupational Choice among Rural Youth: Implications for Career Education and Development Programming" (Carol A. Conroy) confirms existing knowledge in regard to the often unrealistic occupational and educational aspirations held by adolescents: the job opportunities that are likely to be available do not match their expressed interests. "Impact of Environmental Variables on Community College Dental Assisting Students Who Are At-Risk for Persistence" (Debra Daniels) finds a significant difference between graduates and nongraduates on age, enrollment status, hours of employment, college grade point average, and finances. "Student Perceptions about Applied Mathematics" (Malcolm G. Keif, Bob R. Stewart) reports students completing Applied Mathematics 1 or 2 possessed comparable perceptions toward math as a school subject as students completing algebra. "Work-Based Learning: Student Perspectives on Quality and Outcomes" (Cathleen Stasz, Dominic Brewer) reports students in unpaid internships and paid work experience perceive the quality of their work experiences to be similar. "Distance Education Effectiveness as Perceived by Secondary Students" (Michael K. Swan et al.) reports students were satisfied with the quality of interactive video network or interactive television network and believed these courses lived up to their expectations, they did as well in them as in traditional classes, and it was an effective way to teach courses in small rural schools. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Career Choice, Career Education, Decision Making, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Educational Research, High Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Rural Youth, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. Vocational Education Special Interest Group.