ERIC Number: ED212845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Study of the Relationship Between Academic Requirements in Vocational Education and the Abilities of Students in Various Vocational Education Programs. Final Report.
Bennett, Albert; And Others
A project was conducted in Illinois to determine what basic skills were needed in vocational education and how they should be taught. A multiple methods approach incorporating interviews, observations, surveys, and document analysis was employed to obtain data from the literature, and from practitioners, administrators, and experts in the fields of basic skills and vocational education. In addition, a limited number of site visits to Chicago area vocational programs were conducted to gather data as well as to verify interpretations of data gathered throughout the project. The major culminating activity was a one-day conference to which experts were invited for the purpose of addressing issues related to the place and function of basic skills training in vocational programs. Information from the conference was used to formulate a long-range plan of action and investigation for determining the proper role of basic skills training in vocational education and to make policy recommendations to state staff for the conduct of this investigation. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL. Coll. of Education.