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Title:  Vocational Education Offerings in Rural High Schools
Description: This report uses data from the 1999 Fast Response Survey System "Survey on Vocational Programs in Secondary Schools" to examine vocational education offerings in rural, suburban, and urban schools. The report finds that suburban and urban schools offered similar numbers and types of programs, while rural schools offered fewer programs. In particular, rural schools were less likely than schools in other areas to offer vocational education programs for occupations that were projected to be fast-growing. This difference in offerings may reflect differences in local labor markets.
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Cover Date: August 2002
Web Release: August 19, 2002
Print Release: September 25, 2002
Publication #: NCES 2002120
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lisa Hudson and Linda Shafer
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
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