ERIC Number: ED199446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Productivity: Vocational Education's Role. Information Series No. 223.
Bolino, August C.
This paper's overiew of the relationship between vocational education and productivity includes the presentation of results from a multiple regression analysis of vocational education enrollments and various productivity indices. This tentative analysis contributes additional observations to the studies reviewed and offers pertinent suggestions about ways of increasing productivity in the United States. Discussions of topics related to policy also are included: the mix and length of programs, ways to share the costs of training, issues related to efficiency and equity, and vocational education's role in reducing unemployment and creating jobs. Needs related to data collection, the effects of emerging technologies, and developing trends also are discussed. The study suggests that improvement in American productivity will take an investment in time and money by management and labor; that vocational education needs to develop a more flexible delivery system--one better able to shift resources when demand shifts; and, to that effect, the vocational education system must play a part in the diagnosis of productivity problems as well as in creating their solutions. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force, Labor Supply, Needs, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: United States