Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Industrial Education
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).
John P. Krouse
A. I. Thomas
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Brown, G. H. (1956). A Study of the Relations of Vocational Interests to Intelligence, Mental Abilities, Curriculum Offerings and Occupational Opportunities of the Ninth Grade Pupils in Gibbons High School, Paris, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/419