ERIC Number: ED330828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The National Assessment of Vocational Education. "What It Says and What It Should Say." A Symposium (Orlando, Florida, December 1989).
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
In preparation for the 1990 Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act reauthorization, the Department of Education established the National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE). The plan of study examined five broad research areas: (1) implementation of the Perkins Act; (2) access of special populations to vocational education; (3) status of vocational education in secondary schools; (4) status of postsecondary vocational education; and (5) skill training and the economy. Although the specific purpose of NAVE was to provide Congress with data regarding what directions the Perkins reauthorization should take, the report was also of interest to the vocational education profession. At the same time, the findings were so numerous that few professionals were able to conduct a comprehensive review of the research. A symposium was held to examine the NAVE findings. The symposium, composed of a keynote address and five presentations, focused on how vocational teacher educators, educators in graduate education, and researchers could promote the future: "Implications of NAVE" (Wirt); "NAVE Teacher Education" (Lynch); "NAVE: Implications for Graduate Education in Vocational Education" (Copa); "National Assessment and Vocational Education Research and Development" (McCracken); and "What National Assessment Says and What It Should Say: Synthesis and Summary" (Hillison, Swanson). (NLA)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Research and Development, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-205: $4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; National Assessment of Vocational Education