ERIC Number: ED186710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Policy Issues in Interrelating Vocational Education and CETA. Occasional Paper No. 56.
Vocational education programs cannot and should not serve all the population groups targeted by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). Rather, they should and must collaborate and cooperate with the manpower community. In order to do that five major policy issues need to be dealt with: getting agreements to collaborate, prime sponsor and local education agency linkages, vocational education delivery system, education credit, and extended school days, facilities, and teachers. Although there is a basis for collaboration, there must be someone to play the role of facilitator/catalyst. In the absence of preexisting trust between CETA and vocational education, the development of a sense of shared interdependence is needed. Toward these ends, vocational education must examine the redefine the scope of responsibilities of the discipline, documenting the effectiveness and costs of current programs while discarding those which are no longer useful. It also must gear itself to serve the needs of a rapidly aging population. Each student should have his or her own IEP (individal employment program) developed, with the granting of academic credit for work experience as appropriate. The traditional school day must be extended, as must the settings in which vocational education can be offered. Inservice education for school personnel also is essential. Vocational education must respond to the demographic time bomb set to go off in 1995 by instituting systematic changes capable of accomodating these population shifts. Time is running out for the vocational education and manpower communities to work together voluntarily. (Answers to nine questions from the audience of educational research and development personnel are appended.) (MEK)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Federal Programs, Labor Force Development, Policy, Political Issues, Program Improvement, Program Validation, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.90)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education.