ERIC Number: ED337707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Refining Our Vision: New Approaches to Education in Connecticut.
Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.
The Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education recommends that federal vocational education funds should provide programs and services for all students, not just the disadvantaged and special needs students. Future curricula should combine academic content with "hands on" learning. The last 2 years of high school should be integrated with two-year colleges and apprenticeships in business. The United States does not commit substantial resources to students making the transition from school to work. Young adults should acquire higher level skills and earn higher wages. The council proposes reorganizing, restructuring, and reforming K-12 education. In Connecticut, federal funds are distributed in four sections: programs for special populations; program improvement; community-based programs; and consumer home economics programs. Programs are also provided for both adults and youths through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). JTPA and Carl Perkins funds are often coordinated. (Ten recommendations are proposed and three appendices are provided: (1) Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act--proposed budgets; (2) examples of programs and services in Connecticut through the Carl Perkins Act; and (3) performance indicators for JTPA by service delivery area.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adults, Basic Skills, Community Programs, Consumer Economics, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Home Economics, Job Training, Program Improvement, Special Needs Students, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Connecticut; Job Training Partnership Act 1982