ERIC Number: ED040269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-4
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What the Public Expects of Vocational-Technical Education.
The public's first expectation is that every child while in school learns to read, write, and compute. Vocational education must deal with this expectation because vocational education, beginning in the elementary grades, must make clear the connection between reading and employment, arithmetic and income, and writing and self-respect. The second expectation is that vocational education must place all young people who do not go on to a 4-year college program on a rung of the employment ladder, including those who learn slowly. The third expectation of the public is that vocational education must respond to a situation in which: (1) High school continues to be the only transition to the world of work for 60 percent of our young people, (2) The number of jobs which the unskilled can fill is rapidly declining, and (3) The number of jobs requiring a liberal arts education is increasing far less rapidly than the number demanding a technical skill. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Remarks at Dedication of The Center for Vocational and Technical Education (Ohio State University, September 4, 1969)