ERIC Number: ED217197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education in the Future.
The technological revolution and a related revolutionary rethinking of the right relationship of people to work will have profound implications for the spirit and content of vocational education. Rapid industrial growth, particularly in the areas of computers and robotics, will undoubtedly increase demands for technical education and professional continuing education of highly schooled mid-career adults. Other forces for educational change are the recent trend towards decentralization of industry and society's return to being home-centered. These two factors have resulted in a reversal of the declining trend of self-employment. Society's new information intensiveness and the continued development of electronic means for handling information have enhanced the trend toward increased self-employment. In light of these changes, vocational educators must work with industry to see how they can produce the increased number of entrepreneurial workers that will be necessary in the future. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Employment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Research Coordinating Unit (17th, Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 1982).