ERIC Number: ED032431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Technical and Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. A Systems Approach to State-Local Program Planning.
Arnold, Walter M.
The Pennsylvania Vocational Education Study was planned primarily as a pragmatic overview and analysis of vocational, technical, and continuing education for the years 1964-1968, with a goal of determining its achievements, deficiencies, and direction in the light of priority needs. Recommendations and conclusions were derived from data relating to: (1) a 5-year analysis of enrollments and expenditures in vocational-technical and continuing education, (2) economic trends, (3) occupational training agencies, programs, and output of graduates, (4) a description of a systems approach to vocational and technical education program-planning, (5) reporting procedures and financial aid policies, (6) teacher education and certification, (7) vocational guidance services, and (8) special problems of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Major recommendations were for: (1) expansion of post-secondary vocational and technical education, (2) increased funding and emphasis on adult education, (3) overcoming deficiencies in health, occupations, technical education, and special needs programs for the socioeconomic disadvantaged, (4) development of an organized systematic planning procedure, (5) modernization of financial aid policies and reporting procedures, and (6) improvement in communication patterns between state and local levels. (DM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Progress, Educational Administration, Employment Patterns, Population Trends, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Coordinating Units, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Systems Approach, Systems Concepts, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.