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Attitudes Of Employers Toward Exceptional Students (Ages 14-17) In Vocational Education Programs, Eunice A. Ervin Dec 2015

Attitudes Of Employers Toward Exceptional Students (Ages 14-17) In Vocational Education Programs, Eunice A. Ervin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to evaluate attitudes towards exceptional education students participating in vocational employment internships within Prince William County public high schools.


Program Standards For Establishing High Quality Postsecondary Trade And Industrial Education Programs, Beno Rubin Jul 2015

Program Standards For Establishing High Quality Postsecondary Trade And Industrial Education Programs, Beno Rubin

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

The problem of this study was to develop standards that can be used as a basis for establishing high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs. There were two research objectives. These included: developing a set of program standards to be used to establish high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs and developing descriptors that can be used to assess achievement of high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs.

The Delphi technique was chosen for this study to generate consensus regarding the program standards. The panel of experts, comprised of postsecondary administrators of trade and industrial programs, was ...


Priming Middle School Females’ Engagement In Engineering And Technology, Mary Bonk Isaac Jul 2015

Priming Middle School Females’ Engagement In Engineering And Technology, Mary Bonk Isaac

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to validate data collected between 2009-2013 via an instrument used to assess middle school girls’ identification with and interest in engineering and technology following the Society of Women Engineers’ WOW events. Recognizing the importance of measuring the impact of such mentored E & T activities on young females’ attitudes about and interest in STEM, and more specifically, engineering and technology, SWE outreach experts developed a participant survey based on event objectives and domain knowledge, but never rigorously examined whether it produced statistically valid data that could be used to draw inferences about girls’ propensity to ...


Components Needed For The Design Of A Sustainable Career And Technical Education Program, Vann Mizzelle Lassiter Jul 2012

Components Needed For The Design Of A Sustainable Career And Technical Education Program, Vann Mizzelle Lassiter

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

As education has changed to meet the needs of society and has been shaped by the enactment of new laws, various aspects included under the massive umbrella of education have also changed to maintain momentum One such educational program is career and technical education (CTE). Changes to CTE have been made to continually meet the needs of all involved. The purpose of this study was to identify components needed for the design of a sustainable career and technical education program. The study will provide readers with factors, which in turn will allow them to design programs which will meet the ...


A Descriptive Study Of The Trends And Issues In Vocational And Technical Education In The Virginia Community College System, Angelia M. Comstock Jan 1997

A Descriptive Study Of The Trends And Issues In Vocational And Technical Education In The Virginia Community College System, Angelia M. Comstock

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

With the purpose of determining the current issues and tends in vocational and technical education at Virginia's community colleges, this study was developed with three research questions (goals) in mind. They are: 1. To research the historical foundations of curriculum offerings in Virginia's community colleges; 2. To research national issues and trends affecting vocational and technical education in community colleges; 3. To compare the issues and trends in Virginia's community colleges as perceived by division chairs and selected deans with national issues and trends as identified from a review of the literature.


A Study Of Teacher Attitudes Toward Establishing Vocational Education Programs For Disabled Students In Middle School, Dazzerene Wade Jan 1995

A Study Of Teacher Attitudes Toward Establishing Vocational Education Programs For Disabled Students In Middle School, Dazzerene Wade

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals of this study were to: 1. Determine the need to establish a vocational education program in Virginia Beach Middle Schools for disabled students; 2. Provide justification for integrating functional skills and real life community work experiences into existing curriculum; 3. Define the types of vocational education programs that are appropriate for middle school disabled students; 4. Outline the skills needed for student transition from middle school vocational education programs to secondary vocational education programs.


An Assessment Of Current Procedures And Practices For Placement Of Handicapped Students In Vocational Programs In Chesapeake, Virginia, Linda Denise Britt Jan 1986

An Assessment Of Current Procedures And Practices For Placement Of Handicapped Students In Vocational Programs In Chesapeake, Virginia, Linda Denise Britt

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The questions related to this study were: 1. What major pieces of legislation shaped and promoted new cooperation between special education and vocational education in serving the handicapped? 2. How can administrators, special educators, vocational educators, guidance counselors, and parents augment cooperation, support, and communication between each other? 3. What are some of the considerations that effect decisions for placement of handicapped students in a vocational program?


Attitudes Of Special Education Students Towards Vocational Education Classes At Western Branch High School, Chesapeake, Virginia, Cynthia R. B. Sessoms Jan 1986

Attitudes Of Special Education Students Towards Vocational Education Classes At Western Branch High School, Chesapeake, Virginia, Cynthia R. B. Sessoms

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine special education students' attitudes towards vocational education classes. The following questions have provided guidance to the investigator in designing this study: 1) Is the decision to enroll in vocational education classes primarily made by the student(s)? 2) Are there external influences that affect special education students decisions to enroll in vocational classes from: a. peer pressures b. parental advice c. school guidance counselor d. special education teacher; 3) Has the student planned to enroll in a vocational education course in the future?


Assessment Criteria For Special Education Students In Vocational Education, Joyce A. Francis Jan 1984

Assessment Criteria For Special Education Students In Vocational Education, Joyce A. Francis

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic research questions of this study are as follows: 1. What are the exit competencies for a given learning disabled according to the student's career/vocational goals and/or needs? 2. Is it possible for a special education student to be placed in a vocational learning environment with their peers that are "normal" (mainstreaming)? 3. Can a special education student be productive during this period of mainstreaming?


A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Vocational Resource Program In Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, Maury Eugene Middleton Jan 1984

A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Vocational Resource Program In Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, Maury Eugene Middleton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this research were: 1. To determine to what extent the services were being used and if they were not, why; 2. To determine the usefulness of the services provided by the Vocational Resource Program; 3. To determine the desired needs of the teachers that were covered by the Vocational Resource Program; 4. To determine the effectiveness of the vocational aides.


Implementing Competency-Based Vocational Education In The Area Of Clerk-Typist I At Arcadia High School, Ann White Handy Jan 1982

Implementing Competency-Based Vocational Education In The Area Of Clerk-Typist I At Arcadia High School, Ann White Handy

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic objectives of this study were: 1. To determine methods for implementing competency-based vocational education in Clerk-Typist I; 2. To identify the competencies recommended from V-Tecs catalogs; 3. To create performance objectives that will clearly identify the task; 4. To determine the applicability of identified competencies to students at Arcadia High School.


A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Offering A Vocational Education Course In Television Production At The Chesapeake Technical Center, Robert F. Head Jan 1981

A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Offering A Vocational Education Course In Television Production At The Chesapeake Technical Center, Robert F. Head

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The specific questions addressed by this study were: 1. What is the employment outlook in the television industry? 2. What is the level of student interest in taking a course in television production? 3. What other programs currently exist in television production in Virginia and the United States? 4.What equipment would be required for teaching a course in television production?


The Determination Of The Compatibility Between The Reasons For Attending And The Career Goals Of Secondary Students At The Norfolk Technical-Vocational Center, Judith A. Wiltshire Jan 1980

The Determination Of The Compatibility Between The Reasons For Attending And The Career Goals Of Secondary Students At The Norfolk Technical-Vocational Center, Judith A. Wiltshire

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to answer the following questions: 1. Why do students elect the programs at NTVC? 2. What do these students intend to do after high school graduation?


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between The Degree Of A Student's Intelligence To The Degree Of His Trade Skill In Vocational Fields, David Bunin Jan 1978

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between The Degree Of A Student's Intelligence To The Degree Of His Trade Skill In Vocational Fields, David Bunin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to provide educators information regarding a correlation between intelligence and mechanical skill. Information was compiled to solve this problem by answering research questions. These included: 1. To determine if intelligence was a factor in how proficiently a student performs at his trade; 2. To indicate the variable importance to the elevation of skill levels.


The Cognitive Ability Requirements Of Vocational Education: A Role For Elementary Industrial Arts, E. Bryan Newsome Jan 1978

The Cognitive Ability Requirements Of Vocational Education: A Role For Elementary Industrial Arts, E. Bryan Newsome

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem associated with substituting vocational education for general education is examined in three areas: 1. the vocational development patterns of American students; 2. the skills necessary for occupational success; 3. the skills required for vocational training.