ERIC Number: ED022455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Development of Occupational Education in a Junior College with Reference to Certain Community Needs and Student Interests.
Bessire, Jack DeWitt
This study was made to determine how well the Shasta College (Calif.) vocational-technical program has served its community. It examined the college's procedures and structure for meeting training needs, student interests, the needs not met, and the job success of its graduates. Data were gathered from the literature and by survey. The author analyzed (1) societal demand for vocational training, (2) curricular orientation of the college, (3) barriers to vocational education, (4) community orientation of the college, and (5) theory of organization. Since the curriculum must be developed to meet demands for training and retraining, it puts many responsibilities on the college--more effective administrative leadership, a more systematic and coordinated approach to curriculum timeliness, exchange of information with business and industry, evaluation of needs and purposes of a program and criteria for its selection, justification of new programs, examination of potential ones, close articulation with the high school, fulfillment of community worker needs, public relations and social services, increased motivation of students, and a continual responsiveness to service area requirements, including a willingness to initiate courses to fulfill anticipated needs. (HH)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Doctoral Dissertations, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.