ERIC Number: ED336642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Sophisticated Technology, the Workforce and Vocational Education.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
A report and a bibliography are provided from a project designed to provide a greater understanding of sophisticated technologies and to provide direction for vocational education curriculum revision in Illinois. The report begins with an introduction. Section 2 provides a conceptual and operational understanding of sophisticated technologies by identifying, defining, and developing a classification scheme. Section 3 considers technology as a means of restoring the United States to its former competitive status and addresses the impact of technology on the work force, both on future occupations and on skill requirements. Section 4 reviews and analyzes recent work force competency literature and summarizes interviews conducted. Conclusions are made regarding the competencies of the work force of the future. Section 5 discusses education to prepare the future labor force, including secondary and postsecondary vocational programs, core-plus-specialty curriculum design, tech prep 2+2, and advanced technology centers. Section 6 makes recommendations for the future direction of vocational education in Illinois. Thirty-four references are appended. The Sophisticated Technology Bibliography contains 155 references related to sophisticated technologies, the future work force, and vocational education. Each entry consists of the following: author or sponsoring institution, date of publication, title, place of publication, publisher, and key words. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Design, Decision Making Skills, Educational Research, Emerging Occupations, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For a related document, see CE 059 137.