ERIC Number: ED251720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Public Reacts to "Education for Tomorrow's Jobs."
Hamilton, James B.
Regional seminars were held to assess the ideas presented in the report, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, entitled "Education for Tomorrow's Jobs" and to record ways to improve the quality of vocational education. The organizers of the seminars invited knowledgeable experts in the field to discuss ways to improve vocational education and to generate activities that would make vocational education an equal partner with academic education in the education systems as a whole. Concerns were voiced regarding the issues of enhancing excellence in education, strengthening the teaching staff, improving access to vocational education, and strengthening financial support for vocational education. The following were among the strategies identified to deal with these concerns: required and supported business and industry internships for vocational teachers, establishment of incentives such as career ladders to attract and retain qualified teachers, establishment of state collaboration councils to promote voluntary sharing of resources, establishment of employment insurance as a companion with unemployment insurance, modification of high school graduation requirements from a course basis to a competency basis, and development of tax incentives to business and industry for student and teacher internships. (Appended to this report are a seminar schedule and agenda as well as the texts of remarks made by T. H. Bell and Robert M. Worthington of the U.S. Department of Education concerning the aforementioned report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Economic Development, Educational Attitudes, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Poverty Areas, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Seminars, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Education for Tomorrows Jobs; Excellence in Education
Note: Summary of 10 regional seminars conducted in March and April 1984. For a related document, see ED 236 418.