ERIC Number: ED029737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Status of Secondary Vocational Education in Appalachia. Appalachian Research Report No. 10.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
A general description is provided of the vocational education program within the secondary schools of predominately rural Appalachia, as well as an indication of where the vocational education program may be strengthened to make instructional offerings relevant to the jobs available to Appalachian secondary school students. Discussion includes data collection problems, manpower supply and demand, student enrollment, financial support and expenditures, employment opportunities, and manpower requirements by subregions for the period 1960-1975. Numerous data tables are broken down by regions, subregions, states, and vocational category. Among the conclusions are: (1) vocational education at the secondary level in Appalachia is inadequate in scope and needs strengthening by giving broader base of choice to high school students; (2) Federal funds support vocational education more outside of Appalachia than within; and (3) allocation of resources to job training should be developed and assistance provided to the states to aid in planning programs with relevance. (SW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Expenditures, Geographic Regions, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Secondary Schools, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.