ERIC Number: ED022865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Aug
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Vocational and Technical School Programs of Selected States. Research Report No. 124.
Arkansas Legislative Council, Little Rock. Research Dept.
In responding to questionnaires, 14 southern states provided information about their school programs to determine the desirability of establishing an accelerated vocational-technical school program. Some of the findings were: (1) The principle goal is training and retraining individuals in skills salable on the employment market, (2) The curriculums depend largely upon the demands of the locality for trained workers, (3) The trend seems to be toward establishing vocational-technical schools which will serve a particular area of the state, (4) All of the states reported some form of vocational-technical program being conducted, and many reported plans for expansion and improvement in the immediate future, (5) While every state offered vocational education as part of its public school curriculum, only two used high schools exclusively, (6) Five states operated a system of junior colleges, eight operated area vocational-technical schools, and three used all three educational systems, and (7) Operational expenditures ranged from $300,000 per year in Alabama to $13 million per year in Florida. Both a general summary of programs of all the states studied and state-by-state summaries are presented. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Legislative Council, Little Rock. Research Dept.