Date of Award

8-1956

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Industrial Education

Abstract

It is obvious that a school could be much more effective if it built its curriculum around the vocational preferences and abilities of its boys and girls. Miller1 says that in planning a school program for the democratic way of life - that is, one which will keep youth a part of society and not apart from it - one should plan in broad time blocks around the dominant vocational interests. The problem attempts to answer the following questions: 1. Does a relationship exist between vocational choices and vocational interest patterns? 2. Does a relationship exist between vocational choices and intelligence? 3. Does a relationship exist between vocational choices and mental ability? 4. Does a relationship exist between vocational choices and occupational opportunities? 5. Does a relationship exist between vocational choices and physical fitness? 6. If significant relationships are found, what are their relations to planning an effective functional curriculum?

These questions are selected for study because they represent what seems to be the most important elements in the problem. If significant relationships between some or all of these factors could be found, it would enable the school to plan its work more effectively to meet the vocational needs of its students.

1 Van Miller, "Building the Curriculum Around Vocational Interests," Clearing House, 22 (April, 1948).

Committee Chair/Advisor

John P. Krouse

Committee Member

A. I. Thomas

Publisher

Prairie View A&M College

Rights

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Date of Digitization

9-15-2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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