ERIC Number: ED336248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Onus on Everyone.
Bohlen, Charles H., Jr.
This panel presentation reacts to "America's Choice" (a publication of the National Center on Education and the Economy), which addresses the preparedness of students to enter the work force. Recognizing the need of continual evaluation of education programs, the paper states that generalizing problems of other areas to rural schools is not appropriate. Rural schools provide education that is personalized, comprehensive, and successful. There has recently been a rebirth of occupational education programs to prepare students to enter either postsecondary education or the work force. Recently, New York State BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) Directors and academicians recommended that the concept of occupational education and its delivery be broadened and that a greater number of students should participate. In response to the Commission of America's Choice calls for Youth Centers and Combined Work and Study and College Programs, the paper recommends that New York State do the following: (1) develop and refine alternative education, occupational education, work study, and adult education programs; (2) combine advisory boards, councils, and networks within regions into one business/education council; (3) request that the Commissioner of Education initiate a compact that bridges the various departments in state government with the education community; and (4) include senior representatives from companies with national and international markets on any statewide advisory council that is formed. Business and education must work together to accomplish these goals. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Schools Program Annual Conference (Cooperstown, NY, July 28-31, 1991).