ERIC Number: ED220006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-11
Reference Count: 0
College Management--A Principal's Eye View [and] The Future of Further and Higher Education. A Report on the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges (England, June 11, 1982).
Clarke, Peter; Shelton, William
Proceedings of the 1982 annual meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges in England are presented. In "The Future of Further and Higher Education," William Shelton discusses vocational preparation and the Manpower Services Commission (MSC), faculty development, the new 17+ Qualification or Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education, continuing education, professional industrial and commercial updating (PICKUP), and education management in further education. It is suggested that the growth of MSC-sponsored courses has been one of the most significant changes in further education in the past few years. The MSC effort to improve the vocational preparation of students draws together many agencies. Three broad aspects of continuing education are identified: vocational--for updating and retraining; self-development--for helping people to use their leisure constructively; and remedial--for helping adults who lack the most basic skills, such as literacy, mathematical skills, communication ability, and coping skills. The PICKUP program addresses the post-experience vocational needs of employees and employers. The scope of PICKUP is wide and addresses any provision relevant to the development of the individual in work. In the second paper, "College Management--A Principal's Eye View," Peter Clarke discusses role conflict of principals and vice principals, vocational education and training, links with industry and commerce, public relations, academic planning, and objective criteria for decision making and management. Public expenditures for higher education and vocational education in the United Kingdom and eight other European countries are compared. It is proposed that since competition is intense for reduced resources, planning, particularly of academic programs, is important. Vocational education must be related to the needs of rapidly-changing industry, commerce, and the professions. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Career Development, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Employees, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Technical Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Vice-Principals of Colleges, Maidenhead (England).
Identifiers: Europe; United Kingdom