The Status of the Vocational Graduated Students According to Approved Targets: A Qualitative Research

Sajjad Sedighi, Saeid Safaei Movahhed, Zahra Jahanbakhsh

Abstract


Due to the importance of the vocational education in the secondary education system of Iran, the present study was conducted to investigate the status of the graduated students of vocational schools from their own point of view. This study has been carried out with the qualitative approach using the case study method. The sample of this study was chosen from population of all students of the different disciplines of vocational school who were graduated about 2-5 years ago. Data collecting instruments were semi-structured interviews. Cases were interviewed and six aspects playing substantial role in the effectiveness of vocational education were detected: instruction, educational counseling, laboring, personal attitudes, social attitude, and self-confidence. Results suggest that the status of graduated students is not satisfying both in their own opinion and in comparing with the approved goals of education.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p11


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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