ERIC Number: ED229545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Career and Vocational Education in Ohio for the 1980's and Beyond.
Swanson, Kathleen T.
Ohio's economic future and the needs of its youth as they prepare for adult roles demand strong leadership at state and local levels as well as cooperation between schools, government, and private enterprise. Leaders should be aware that the state's economic development is tied to vocational education and that vocational education and career education are integral components of the educational system. In addition, educators as well as government officials and private citizens should be aware of the needs of special groups (e.g., women, minorities, and handicapped youth) for training in careers through which they are presently underrepresented. State legislation and budgets should provide incentives for cost-efficient collaborative efforts, including: (1) occupational training and work experience programs for youth in Ohio offices and factories in order to transmit up-to-date skills; (2) business involvement with in-school programs for career information, job searching skills, and educational applications in the workplace; and (3) joint planning to avoid duplication between school districts and postsecondary institutions in vocational education. Funding formulas should assist local educators in planning a comprehensive career and vocational education system that meets the needs of all types of students in order to promote Ohio's economic growth for the years ahead. (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Disabilities, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Government Role, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Citizens' Council for Ohio Schools, Cleveland.