ERIC Number: ED239120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education: The Federal Role. Position Statement on Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act is being considered at a time when technological developments are changing the skill requirements of the labor force. The challenge of training and retraining must be met by a partnership of the governmental, business, and educational sectors. A federal leadership role is crucial in guiding allocation of vocational education resources, establishing standards of excellence, and devising coordinated national strategies to meet the long-term skill development needs of the nation. The federal role should be to stimulate targeted efforts to enhance quality and improve equipment and facilities; keep curricula and personnel up to date; serve special populations; eliminate sex bias; and increase cooperation between business, industry, education, and other training programs. In addition to a strong federal role, reauthorization legislation should emphasize flexibility in regulations; planning and evaluation; the determination of resource allocation at the state level; the concept of sole state agency; and autonomous national, state, and local advisory councils for vocational education. (SK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Reauthorization Legislation; Vocational Education Act 1963