ERIC Number: ED012305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND CHANGING NEEDS, A PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS IN KENTUCKY.
SURVEY FORMS WERE SENT TO 126 VOCATIONAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, 10 STATE SUPERVISORS OF TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, 54 VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHER EDUCATORS, 25 TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL TEACHER EDUCATORS FROM KENTUCKY AND 11 SOUTHEASTERN STATES, AND 64 KENTUCKY EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES OF KENTUCKY AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THEY ACCEPTED OR REJECTED 60 STATEMENTS ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WAS STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR MEETING OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS. STATEMENTS COVERED ADMINISTRATION, SUPERVISION, ADVISORY SERVICES, VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, COURSE OFFERINGS, IN-SCHOOL YOUTH, OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH, PART-TIME AND EVENING TRAINING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, AWAY-FROM-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, AND COOPERATING AGENCIES. BASED ON THE ANSWERS FROM THE SURVEY, 60 GUIDELINES WERE PROJECTED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. THESE INCLUDED--(1) ONLY A PERSON WHO HAS HAD CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE IN AT LEAST ONE OF THE VOCATIONAL FIELDS SHOULD BE APPOINTED HEAD OF A COMPREHENSIVE AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, (2) CONTINUED TEACHER DEVELOPMENT IS A NECESSARY PART OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, (3) ADVISORY COMMITTEES SHOULD BE USED FOR EACH OF THE VOCATIONAL COURSE OFFERINGS, AND (4) IN EVERY COMMUNITY THERE ARE YOUTHS AND ADULTS OUT OF SCHOOL WHO NEED VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE AS MUCH OR PERHAPS MORE THAN THOSE STILL IN SCHOOL. THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ISSUE OF "VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND CHANGING NEEDS, 7 VOLUME 38, NUMBER 1, SEPTEMBER 1965. (PS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Vocational Education, Advisory Committees, Agricultural Education, Career Guidance, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Evening Programs, Guidelines, Industrial Education, Out of School Youth, Public Relations, Regional Schools, School Administration, State Supervisors, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teacher Supervision, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Bureau of School Service.