ERIC Number: ED163206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Report of the Governor's Conference on Technical-Vocational Education. (Austin, Texas, February 15-16, 1977).
Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.
This report summarizes the proceedings of the Governor's Conference on Technical-Vocational Education in Texas, which was held (1) to provide a public forum on vocational, technical, adult, and manpower education; (2) to assess developments in these areas since the 1973 Governor's Conference; (3) to examine key issues related to the funding, delivery, and evaluation of vocational programs; to the development of a data and an information system for vocational education; to the use of advisory committees; to serving the needs of adults, disadvantaged, and handicapped persons; to soliciting and using student viewpoints; and to parenthood education; and (4) to determine appropriate actions and develop recommendations to insure that vocational-technical programs will meet the needs of the state's work force and economy. Part I gives the texts of the keynote addresses which stressed the need for commissions to study both public education and vocational education in Texas, while part II summarizes the nine conference workshops which provided for discussion of the key issues. These workshop descriptions include the opinions of participating students who voiced concern about the relevancy of education; the public awareness of voc-ed programs; the blending of academic and voc-ed experiences; and the need to increase student job placement services in an effort to decrease youth unemployment. In part III are lists of conference exhibitors, participants, and members of the advisory council. (ELG)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Career Choice, Conference Reports, Conferences, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Information Systems, Parenthood Education, Special Education, State Action, State Aid, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.