ERIC Number: ED247385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education Trends and Priorities: A Study of Vocational Education in Missouri. Reaching for Excellence in Missouri Schools. A Collection of Reports and Other Documents Provided by Consultants and Staff of State Agencies under the Direction of the UMC Research Team.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
As part of a multiphased study of trends and priorities in vocational education in Missouri, four project consultants were hired to write reports on labor market needs in Missouri, vocational education delivery systems in the state, and fiscal resources available for Missouri vocational education programs. These individual reports were synthesized into one document that comprised analyses of each of the three areas under examination, recommendations to Missouri policymakers concerning each area, 30 tables of pertinent data, and 11 appendixes dealing with such topics as the division of career and adult education in the state, locations of designated area vocational schools, vocational program subject area scope statements, vocational education program offerings, enrollment data, local advisory council participation, program termination guidelines, vocational student organizations, labor supply and demand data, and the growth of vocational education in the state. Included among the major recommendations set forth in the study were the following: curricula, finances, and resources should be assessed in light of labor market needs; underserved rural areas should receive priority consideration for funding and program expansion; and financial resources should be committed to a plan whereby teachers can receive the training in the use of computers and electronic devices that they need to stay ahead of the next generation of students. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, State Aid, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 039 386-388. Parts of this document may not reproduce well due to light type.