ERIC Number: ED218508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Progressing from Vocational Preparation--the Issues. A Discussion Paper.
Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
If vocational preparation is to become a central educational process, available to all young people whether or not they are involved in other study or training, then it must be recognized as such. While there appears to be a growing acceptance of prevocational courses from both the educational and training systems, there remain at least three major problem areas to be solved before a comprehensive and fair system of vocational preparation can be operated. These are the existing financial award system, the current danger of restricting vocational preparation to a specific group, and the inaccessibility of some participants to opportunities to progress to more advanced education and training. Educators must work to link the characteristics of vocational preparation to all programs of study and training, whether grouped or modular. Among various points in the program from which learning could progress are the following: a teaching/learning approach dealing initially with essential core skills, an approach based on vocational motivation, an approach based on experience in another occupational area, and an approach based on significant expertise. Particularly needed are efforts to enable students to apply, with discernment, school-based competencies to day-to-day working problems. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Career Education, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Employment Potential, Financial Support, Fused Curriculum, Job Skills, Job Training, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Program Design, Program Development, Relevance (Education), Skill Development, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain