ERIC Number: ED202558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
OAS Inter-American Cooperation in the Field of Technical Education and Vocational Training and Its Future Relationship with the Programs of the Community Colleges of the United States.
Organization of American States, Washington, DC.
This four-part report summarizes the efforts of the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote multilateral cooperation in the area of vocational education and then briefly examines the potential role of community colleges in the United States with regard to these cooperative endeavors. Part I delineates the origins, mandates, and funding policies of the OAS Multinational Project on Technical Education and Vocational Training (MPTEVT), which was initiated as part of OAS's Regional Educational Development Program to sponsor projects that enhance vocational education research and training. Part II outlines 20 specific problem areas relating to educational research, manpower training, and curricular innovation that have been or will be addressed by MPTEVT projects during 1980-81 and 1982-83. Part III delineates the specific objectives of a study conducted by the OAS to investigate the status of vocational and technical education in the Caribbean and Latin America and to determine the correlation between job training and employment in OAS countries. Finally, Part IV summarizes the community-based, open-access nature of community colleges in the United States and outlines six suggestions for improved cooperation between these institutions and the OAS. These suggestions focus on increased information exchange and the inclusion of Latin American Studies courses in community college curricula. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Caribbean Islands; Latin America; Latin American Studies; Organization of American States
Note: Study prepared for the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, DC, April 20-22, 1981).