NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED019407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-9
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
STATEMENT BEFORE THE GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966.
ARNOLD, WALTER M.
THE ENACTMENT OF THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT OF 1963 PROVIDED A NEW PHILOSOPHY IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WHICH IS RESULTING IN A MAJOR EXPANSION AND REDIRECTION OF THE PROGRAM ACROSS THE NATION. THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM HAS EVOLVED INTO A SYSTEMATIZED APPROACH AND PROCEDURE WITH SIGNIFICANT FEEDBACK INTO THE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE CONSTANT CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENT. ALL STATES AND TERRITORIES HAVE DEVELOPED PLANS FOR INCORPORATING ALL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACTS. THE ANNUAL REPORTING SYSTEM HAS BEEN REVISED, EVALUATION AT FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LEVELS HAS BEEN PLANNED, AND THE RESEARCH PROGRAM IS OPERATING AT BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CURRENTLY PROVIDES FUNDS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN APPROXIMATELY TWO-THIRDS OF THE COUNTRY'S PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHICH ENROLL 5.4 MILLION STUDENTS INCLUDING ADULTS. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL EXPENDITURES FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN FISCAL 1965 WAS NEARLY 563 MILLION DOLLARS. PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN ACHIEVING THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH FUNDS MAY BE EXPENDED--(1) VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR PERSONS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED OR LEFT HIGH SCHOOL, FOR TRAINING OR RETRAINING FOR THOSE ALREADY IN THE LABOR MARKET, AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HANDICAPS PREVENTING THEIR SUCCESS IN REGULAR VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS, (2) CONSTRUCTION OF AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, AND (3) PROVISION OF ANCILLARY SERVICES. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE BEEN IN DEVELOPING CURRICULUMS, TRAINING GUIDANCE PERSONNEL, AND RELATING PROGRAMS TO MANPOWER NEEDS. THERE IS STILL A NEED FOR STATE LEADERSHIP PERSONNEL. AS A RESULT OF REVISED SMITH-HUGHES AND GEORGE-BARDEN ACTS, DEVELOPMENT IS CONTINUING IN THE VOCATIONAL AREAS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT WILL BE MADE FOLLOWING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE PROGRAM. (WB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vocational Education Act 1963