ERIC Number: ED192124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Revitalizing the American Economy: A Research and Development Focus for the 80s. Occasional Paper No. 64.
Taylor, Daniel B.
Vocational Education can play a key role in revitalizing the American economy particularly through research and development in four areas: economic development and productivity, equity and access, youth employment, and energy. It can enhance productivity by identifying innovative vocational education programs successful in enhancing community and economic development, developing entrepreneurship training, aiding in vocational agriculture teacher preparation, developing curricula that addresses community economic development needs, and emphasizing new technologies and leadership development opportunities. Research and demonstration projects can aid in expanding vocational educational opportunities for women, minorities, and handicapped persons. Vocational education can play a key part in reducing youth unemployment by providing in-school and out-of-school programs for disadvantaged youth. It has already begun to respond to emerging industries and technologies needed for the energy crisis. The National Center for Research in Vocational Education can assist in this endeavor by improving national dissemination and utilization of research and development products focusing on the four priorities mentioned above, examining and describing critical issues confronting vocational education, assisting in strengthening the nationwide vocational education research and development system, and improving articulation among education, business, industry, labor, and economic development agencies. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Educational Responsibility, Energy, Energy Conservation, Equal Education, Productivity, Public Policy, School Role, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
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: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: United States
Note: Paper presented at The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (Columbus, OH, 1980).