ERIC Number: ED251627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Vocational Education and the National Studies.
Magisos, Joel H.; And Others
This collection comprises five papers that were prepared in response to the recent series of national reports criticizing American secondary education. In "A General Overview," Joel H. Magisos uses previous analyses and syntheses of the recommendations contained in the group of national studies to draw implications for vocational education. Rosemary F. Kolke, in her paper entitled "Implications for Secondary Vocational Curricula," discusses vocational education in terms of its being a vehicle for the integration and application of basic skills, including technological literacy and career development. Some guiding principles and possible directions for providing vocational education for students with special needs are explored by L. Allen Phelps in his paper entitled "Implications for Special Population Students." In a paper entitled "Implications for Non-occupationally Specific Vocational Education," Michael J. Dyrenfurth addresses such issues as redefining vocational education, encouraging educational advocacy, interpreting technology, increasing interaction with mathematics and science professionals, encouraging inservice education, increasing rigor and expectations, and upgrading teacher education. Dora B. Johnson, in her paper "Implications for Learning and Instruction," focuses on learning styles, instructional content, the teaching process, and collaborative work experience. (MN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Research, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Position Papers, School Role, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
American Vocational Association, 2020 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA 22201.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Action for Excellence; Educating Americans for the 21st Century; Education for Tomorrows Jobs; Excellence in Education; High School A Report on Secondary Educ in America; Nation at Risk (A); Paideia Proposal; Place Called School (A)
Note: Prepared by the Subcommittee on Secondary Vocational Education of the American Vocational Association Board of Directors.