ERIC Number: ED023907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development in Vocational and Technical Education: Non-Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.
Thomas, Robert W.
A strategic intelligence unit and a research activities unit were the two main components of a project to undertake inderdisciplinary discussions and studies of problems associated with vocational and technical education in nonmetropolitan areas. Reasons for an interdisciplinary attack were: (1) changes affecting town and rural residents including a multitude of political, social, and economic trends, (2) changes related to job opportunities, school tax burdens, and forced occupational and geographic migration, (3) substitution of capital for labor in farm and industry, drastically decreasing the opportunity for labor utilization in rural areas, (4) reduced farming opportunities, increasing the need for nonagricultural vocational education, (5) small towns and rural areas becoming oversupplied with social institutions designed for less mobile, more agrarian, and more populous areas of a recent past, and (6) questions being raised about the need for consolidation of local governments, businesses, churches, educational structures, and local community services. The appendixes within this report summarize the results of the various activities of the strategic intelligence unit and research activities unit. Additional appendixes to this report are available as VT 007 128-VT 007 131. Earlier investigations are reported in ED 011 068 and ED 011 069. (DM)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.