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ERIC Number: ED016819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 114
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN COLORADO, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL REPORT TO THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Colorado State General Assembly, Denver. Legislative Council.
THE COUNCIL'S COMMITTEE ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, CREATED IN 1965 TO STUDY THE COLORADO LAWS PERTAINING TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, REVIEWED PUBLICLY SUPPORTED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, THE STATE BOARD FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL NONSCHOOL PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP AN INVENTORY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN COLORADO. NO SINGLE AGENCY HAD BEEN IN A POSITION TO DEVELOP OVERALL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY AFFECTING ALL PROGRAMS. THERE WAS A LACK OF ADEQUATE OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ESPECIALLY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS. THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREQUENTLY LACKED THE NECESSARY OCCUPATIONAL ORIENTATION. THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS WERE WELL SUITED FOR OFFERING BASIC EXPLORATORY AND INTRODUCTORY OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, BUT FELT THE TERMINAL-TYPE OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS SHOULD BE LARGELY POST-SECONDARY IN NATURE. THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION INCLUDED (1) INCREASED STATE SUPPORT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS, (2) STATE SUPPORT FOR OCCUPATIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS, (3) INCREASED EMPHASIS ON POST-SECONDARY OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS, PARTICULARLY IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGES, (4) THE EXPANSION OF THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, AND (5) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW BOARD CONTROLLING BOTH JUNIOR COLLEGE AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State General Assembly, Denver. Legislative Council.
Identifiers: COLORADO