ERIC Number: ED024781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Education in a Changing World of Work in a Democratic Society. Report No. 3, 1966.
Edlin, Dorothy L. Moore
The Legislative Reference Bureau, at the request of the Hawaii House of Representatives, conducted a study of vocational and technical education in the State including a description of the present objectives and programs, an evaluation of the programs in view of objectives, and the development of potential goals and ways of achieving such goals in providing vocational and technical education in the future. The methodology of the study included empirical observation, interviews, questionnaires, and review of relevant literature. The renewed focus on vocational education at the State and national levels is in response fo socioeconomic problems which have given vocational education a new relevance as a means of reinstating the sense of meaning and purpose to the work life. Vocational courses in the secondary schools generally lack clarity in objectives and are viewed by key personnel as programs for non-college bound students. The secondary programs are not preparing students for post-secondary programs and the definite lack of articulation and relation makes it necessary for the post-secondary programs to offer remedial work while trying to carry out occupational preparation. Some of the alternatives which offer challenges for curriculum change, including maintenance transformation of vocational education into curriculum aimed at intellectual development, are included. (HC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Agents, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Problems, High Schools, Interviews, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Resources, Socioeconomic Influences, State Surveys, Students, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Legislative Reference Bureau.