ERIC Number: ED185405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-22
Reference Count: 0
The People Speak: Proceedings of 20 Public Hearings on Vocational Education in Texas. September-October 1978.
Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.
Proceedings are presented of twenty public hearings conducted by the advisory council for technical-vocational education in Texas. The objectives of the hearings were to provide an opportunity for citizens to give input as to needs, assessment of resources, and dialogue regarding technical-vocational, adult, and manpower programs. The first three sections included in the document present oral quotes from the hearings and is broken down into sixteen broad categories: quality/relevancy of education; need for skilled workers; image/attitudes; industry/education partnership; fundings; special groups; state administration; teachers' salaries, preparation, and certification/counseling; adult education; coordination between agencies/programs; new programs; and miscellaneous. The second portion of the document is comprised of written testimony submitted at the hearings and is divided into the same sixteen categories. A sub-part of section 2 presents the written reports of six study groups appointed to study specific topics. Study groups reporting were comprised of (1) administrators (educators), (2) business/industrial association, (3) manpower/Comprehensive Employment and Training Act/labor/state and federal agencies, (4) Parent Teacher Association/school board/parents/citizens, (5) students/former students, and (6) teachers. A final section gives testimony received from students and former students. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.