U.S. Enrollment Patterns in Secondary Vocational Education: A Status Report (1983-1990)

D. C. Strickland, D. E. Elson, N. R. Frantz

This report profiles the status of secondary school student participation in vocational programs across the United States. Data collected through three surveys taken between 1988 and 1990 were used to obtain the student participation information. Results are grouped into states with increasing vocational enrollments (19 states) and those with decreasing vocational enrollments (31 states). Examination of policy implementation and programmatic reforms suggests that states evidencing stable or increasing vocational enrollments are characterized by proactive attempts to reform or restructure vocational education.

MDS-180 / October 1992


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