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ERIC Number: ED173617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Unified Approach to Occupational Education. Report of the Commission on Vocational Education.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
A unified educational system develops basic skills, interpersonal relationships, occupational skills, and citizenship responsibilities leading to quality life and work through various components. A unified education system (1) includes all educational programs and deliverers of educational programs at all levels; (2) contains levels and/or components with specific roles and responsibilities; (3) involves sharing information, curriculum ideas, and criteria for student outcomes; (4) allows duplication of effort only where necessary; (5) establishes program standards at all levels; (6) stresses that all courses and programs emphasize experiential learning; (7) is a cyclical, year-round system characterized by open-entry and open-exit principles; (8) requires a commitment to educational work experiences; (9) includes standards that are adopted by the state legislature and reflected in a state plan; (10) awards credit for skills learned inside/outside the system; (11) uses clearly outlined assessment procedures; and (12) eliminates sex stereotyping, irrelevant prerequisites, and admission barriers. The unified educational system is accomplished through a state, district, and site-planning system and involves the efforts of the site educational plan planning council, subject-matter advisory committees, the California Education Council and State Department of Education, and the industry/labor/business advisory group. (The commission on vocational education recommends procedures for implementing a unified educational system and a centralized funding system in California.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Legal Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Organizational Communication, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Standards, State Federal Aid, Statewide Planning, Student Organizations, Tax Allocation, Unified Studies Curriculum, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.00 for California Residents)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.