ERIC Number: ED021960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Vocational Education in the Public Schools. Bulletin Number 12.
California Teachers Association, Burlingame. Commission on Educational Policy.
This policy statement on vocational education was adopted by the State Council of Education on April 10, 1965. Vocational education should provide needed instruction in basic economics, the place of work in human affairs, the organization and management of work in contemporary society, the language and mathematics of work, the organization and self-determination of workers, the loyalties and attitudes of workers toward employment, and personal handling of money. The public school has the responsibility to make vocational education both attractive and respectable. The Commission feels that the following policy issues deserve notice--(1) All staff members should be aware of and take responsibility for the vocational development of students, among other growth objectives, (2) Vocational education should be included throughout the school program, (3) Instructional materials and procedures among school subjects should be mutually supportive, (4) Vocational teachers should feel themselves included in a pattern of joint instructional responsibility, and (5) The funds available for improving vocational education should go in all practicable ways into strengthening comprehensive schools and programs of instruction. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Burlingame. Commission on Educational Policy.