ERIC Number: ED330377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Career Opportunities in Texas: A Master Plan for Vocational and Technical Education (1989 Update).
Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
In January 1987, a Master Plan for the delivery of vocational and technical education in Texas was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The master plan details goals and strategies to assist in the development of a skilled and educated work force in Texas as the state enters the 21st century. As part of their mandated annual review processes, the SBOE and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board developed this update of the Master Plan. Following a brief foreword reviewing changes introduced in the update, part 1 of this three-part report addresses goals for elementary and secondary education, examining student performance standards, curriculum, attracting and retaining teachers, organization and management, finance, parental and community involvement, instructional innovation, and communications. Part 1 also includes detailed charts presenting the implementation plan for each area reviewed. Part 2 presents the master plan for higher education, reviewing the mission of higher education, the role of state government, state communications between public education institutions and the private sector, employer needs, student education and training needs, faculty and staff needs, community needs, and educational resources. For each area reviewed, a series of strategies and an implementation time-frame are presented. Part 3 describes activities designed to develop an integrated vocational and technical educational and training delivery system, reviewing inter-agency cooperation, institutional linkages, and an implementation plan. A list of the task force personnel responsible for updating the master plan's post-secondary sections, a map of Texas's planning regions, and references are appended. (GFW)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Innovation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Long Range Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Note: For a previous version of this Master Plan, see ED 282 052.