ERIC Number: ED207220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-20
Reference Count: 0
Technical Education in New Mexico High Schools.
In response to a request from the New Mexico legislature, this report assesses the feasibility of establishing technical high schools in the state. The first part of the report relates the current need for technical education to the nation's and the state's rapidly changing technological base. In part two the author addresses the difficulties New Mexico's public schools now have in providing technical education, including needs for additional facilities, up-to-date equipment, basic supplies, and vocational teachers with modern skills. Five ways to provide technical education are then discussed, encompassing vocational programs in conventional high schools, centralized programs within districts with more than one high school, separate technical high schools, cooperative vocational programs among small school districts, and area vocational schools such as are described for Lea and San Juan counties. Among the report's findings are that technical education can be expanded in New Mexico and that this will require commitments from local school boards. The report recommends the expansion of technical education programs in secondary schools, the encouragement of area vocational schools, and interdistrict cooperation to establish technical education programs. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Legislature, Santa Fe. Legislative Education Study Committee.
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: Report of the Legislative Education Study Committee to the Thirty-Fifth Legislature, First Session, in response to House Floor Substitute for House Joint Memorial 13 of the Thirty-Fourth Legislature, First Session.