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ERIC Number: ED014620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 19
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, THE BRIDGE BETWEEN MAN AND HIS WORK. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS, ADAPTED FROM THE GENERAL REPORT OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
CONGRESS DIRECTED THAT AN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BE ASSEMBLED PERIODICALLY TO STUDY THE NATION'S PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. THIS IS A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT OF THE FIRST ADVISORY COUNCIL. APPROXIMATELY 7 MILLION PERSONS WERE ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION DURING 1967. ENROLLMENT INCREASE FOR THE THREE YEARS, 1965-1967, WAS ABOUT 300 PERCENT LARGER THAN THE ENROLLMENT INCREASE FOR THE THREE YEARS PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963. DURING 1966, 25.4 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS (GRADES 9-12) WERE ENROLLED IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. IN A NATIONAL SAMPLE OF 606,872 GRADUATES IN OCTOBER 1966, 80 PERCENT OF THOSE AVAILABLE FOR PLACEMENT WERE PLACED IN A FIELD FOR WHICH THEY WERE TRAINED OR IN A RELATED FIELD. AN EXPANDED CONCEPT OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IS REQUIRED BECAUSE OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS, UNEMPLOYMENT (IN 1966, FOR EXAMPLE, 12.0 PERCENT OF 14-19 YEAR OLDS WERE UNEMPLOYED), LARGE CITY PROBLEMS, A CRISIS IN RURAL AREAS, AND THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF CITY SCHOOL SYSTEMS. ON THE BASIS OF A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE FINDINGS, THE COUNCIL MADE 26 RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING ONE THAT $1,565,000,000 BE AUTHORIZED UNDER THE VOCATIONAL ACT TO MEET CURRENT NEEDS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
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