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ERIC Number: ED059369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 58
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Needed: A Compromise in Postsecondary Vocational -Technical Curricula.
Mayer, Lynne S.
Relevant curriculums for post-secondary vocational-technical programs can be designed only after manpower needs are identified and a study is made of job skill requirements. This paper, the result of a review of current literature, was written in an attempt to decide: (1) What programs should be made available at the post-secondary level? (2) What is the appropriate composition of post-secondary vocational-technical education curriculums? and (3) How much time should be spent in the teaching of theory compared to that devoted to practice or application of theory? It was found that an average of 5 percent of the post-secondary curriculums reviewed were composed of general education components, and 15 percent of the curriculums were made up of courses related to job skills. Conclusions were that general and related instruction must be included along with skills instruction in post-secondary curriculums, and that a compromise is needed between programs with rigorous engineering type curriculums and those with short term job skills curriculums. (GEB)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.
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