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Stanley, Gordon; McCann, Robert G. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Incorporating industry-specific training into senior secondary education has not always succeeded in attaining status alongside general education courses. This paper reports enrolment and student performance trends from 2001-2008 in industry-specific training courses developed in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) where around one in…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Industrial Education, Enrollment
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Yan, Wenfan; Goubeaud, Karleen; Fry, Carol – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
Reforms funded by the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) were enacted to help USA students learn career-related skills and prepare for entry into careers or post-secondary education. Information about the effectiveness of these reforms is critical to address students' career preparation needs and inform future policy. Yet few quantitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Qualitative Research, Student Surveys