ERIC Number: ED209528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education-Work. Knowing Where You're Going. Vocational Conference (6th, Madison, Wisconsin, August 10-12, 1981).
Bowles, Dean; And Others
An August, 1981, conference in Madison, Wisconsin, brought together the state's vocational educators to explore the work-education relationship and where vocational education is going in the next decade. In the first of the four addresses, Dean Bowles, Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction, described upcoming challenges for secondary vocational education. These challenges include the decline of high school-age youth in the coming decade, the demand for greater technical expertise, employer needs for more highly technically trained workers, the necessity to provide salable skills to greater percentages of high school youths, and the need for adult vocational education. Following, Harland Samson, Associate Dean, School of Education, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlined issues affecting education and work. He reviewed the current status of vocational education, commented on the possible emergence of the more humane industrial-democracy theory of education against the now-prevailing social efficiency theory, and predicted changes that will take place in vocational education through the year 2000. In the third presentation, Garth Hanson, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Carbondale, gives how-to tips and examples that teachers and administrators can use to get publicity for their vocational education programs. Finally, Amanda Smith, Management and Educational Consultant in Sex Equity for North Carolina, presented ideas for building trust between women and men for a more productive work force. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Public Relations, Publicity, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau of Vocational and Career Education.
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