ERIC Number: ED042907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Private Vocational Schools: Their Emerging Role in Postsecondary Education.
Belitsky, A. Harvey
Two conditions make the future of private vocational schools look bright. First, only about one-fourth of all high school students are currently enrolled in vocational programs, and second, it is estimated that more than three-fourths of all students could benefit from such programs. A recent study revealed a total of 7,000 private, profit-making schools were serving an estimated 1.5 million students, meeting the needs of students through their diversification of programs and their highly specialized staff. In private vocational schools the evaluations are usually made by private accrediting organizations; student failure means teacher failure, and the dropout rate is usually lower than that of high schools and colleges. The usefulness of the private schools would be enhanced by congressional recommendation for use of the schools under provisions of the Vocational Education Act leading to joint ventures with public high schools, and by a government-sponsored loan-grant program enabling more students to attend these private schools. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Status Comparison, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Student Loan Programs, Student Needs, Vocational Education
The W.E. Upjohn Institute, 1101 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (single copies available without charge)
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.