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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 [microform]
Bib ID 5510432
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
169 p. 
Summary

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)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Aspiration.  |  Academic Education.  |  Career Choice.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Enrollment Influences.  |  General Education.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Occupational Aspiration.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Program Attitudes.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Technical Education.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Massachusetts
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education
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