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ERIC Number: ED015268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ADAPTING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE TO MANPOWER NEEDS IN QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS, AND WOOD COUNTY (PARKERSBURG), WEST VIRGINIA.
ROGERS, VIRGIL M.
PRESENT PROCEDURES AND INNOVATIONS RESULTING FROM TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES WERE EXAMINED IN TWO REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO HELP OTHER SCHOOLS, BOARDS, AND FACULTIES FACING COMPARABLE PROBLEMS. THE STUDY FOCUSED ON MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY, THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE SCHOOLS, THE RECEPTIVITY TO INNOVATIONS, THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY FINANCIAL STRINGENCIES, THE NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM FEDERAL SOURCES, AND THE INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. PROCEDURES DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, SCHOOL DROPOUTS, AND ADULTS SEEKING RETRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WERE SPECIALLY CONSIDERED. GENERALIZATIONS IDENTIFIED DURING THE 2-YEAR STUDY WHICH SHOULD BE USEFUL AS GUIDELINES INCLUDED -- (1) THE GAP BETWEEN GENERAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CAN BE BRIDGED, (2) VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION DIFFER FROM ACADEMIC EDUCATION BUT NEED NOT BE INFERIOR TO IT, (3) EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF BASIC LEARNING SKILLS IS ESSENTIAL, AND IT MUST START EARLY IN A CHILD'S LIFE, (4) TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE BEST TAUGHT TO MATURE STUDENTS, (5) TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR GIRLS HAS BEEN LAGGING, (6) THE LIBRARY, COUNSELING, AND GUIDANCE ASSUME INCREASING IMPORTANCE IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION, (7) INVOLVEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY AND FACULTY CONTINUES TO BE ESSENTIAL IN PROGRAM PLANNING, (8) THE AVAILABILITY OF PART-TIME JOBS REDUCES DROPOUT POTENTIAL, (9) JUNIOR COLLEGES ARE OF INCREASING IMPORTANCE, ESPECIALLY IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION, (10) THE USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS IS OF INCREASING IMPORTANCE, AND (11) THE GROWING COMPLEXITY OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION PUTS A HIGHER PREMIUM ON COMPETENT LEADERSHIP. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; QUINCY; WEST VIRGINIA; West Virginia (Parkersburg)