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ERIC Number: ED018672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 257
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Reference Count: 0
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FINAL REPORT OF THE STUDY OF POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN BUCKS COUNTY, 1968-1980. VOLUME I.
BREWIN, CHARLES E., JR.; PARKER, JOHN K.
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, THE ABILITY OF EXISTING FACILITIES TO MEET THE NEEDS, FACTORS WHICH RESTRICT THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, AND COURSES OF ACTION FOR MEETING LOCAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, ADULTS, MAJOR EMPLOYERS IN BUCKS COUNTY, AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY AREA WERE SURVEYED BY QUESTIONNAIRES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A 27-MEMBER ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTING EDUCATION, BUSINESS, LABOR, AND GOVERNMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE DIFFERENT LEVELS AND TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, EMPLOYERS, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNED--(1) INCREASING EVENING PROGRAM ENROLLMENT CAPACITY IN AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS FROM 1,200 IN 1966-67 TO 3,300 BY 1980 AND EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF 13TH AND 14TH YEAR PROGRAMS, (2) INCREASING ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENING PROGRAM ENROLLMENT CAPACITY IN HIGH SCHOOLS FROM 3,600 IN 1966-67 TO 10,200 BY 1980 AND STRESSING JOB-RELATED OFFERINGS, (3) IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES, EXPANDING THE ENROLLMENT CAPACITY AND EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING PROGRAM OFFERINGS IN AREAS OF PREREGISTERED NURSING, PRACTICAL NURSING, AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN COOPERATION WITH HOSPITALS, (4) EXPANDING TUITION ASSISTANCE AND OTHER INCENTIVES BY EMPLOYERS TO EMPLOYEES ENGAGING IN POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, (5) CONDUCTING A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION NEEDS AND RESOURCES WHEN THE 1970 U.S. CENSUS DATA BECOME AVAILABLE, AND (6) MAKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND THE HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AGENCY AWARE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS FOR STUDENTS PURSUING POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IN INSTITUTIONS NOT GRANTING COLLEGE DEGREES. APPENDIX A AND B LIST WORKING PAPERS ON POPULATION GROWTH, EMPLOYMENT, AND EDUCATION IN BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. APPENDIX C THROUGH G AND THE BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE IN VOLUME II (VT 005 443). A PROGRESS REPORT OF THE STUDY IS VT 002 737. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Public Schools, Doylestown, PA.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.; Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Government Studies Center.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Bucks County)