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ERIC Number: ED023872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Pages: 61
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The Function and Status by 1980 of Vocational Education in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years, Work Project No. 14.
Uxer, John E.
To determine the function and status of post-secondary vocational education, a literature review and nine-state survey were used in projecting the post-secondary educational needs and trends in New Mexico for 1980. Data indicated: (1) Vocational schools had a mean beginning enrollment of 192 with a projected growth of 411 by 1966, (2) The average vocational school surveyed had been in operation 3.7 years and its enrollment had grown by 69.4 students per year, (3) 0.3 percent of the present total population was enrolled in area vocational schools, (4) The mean ninth through 12th grade enrollment in area vocational districts was 6,427, (5) The mean distance of the area vocational schools from the nearest similar institution was 61 miles, (6) Just under one-half of the area vocational school teachers had earned no degree, and (7) The median cost per student was $1,000. Projections to the year 1980 revealed: (1) three levels of vocational education instruction of pre-vocational, manipulative skill and sub-professional, (2) integration of pre-vocational education in secondary schools, (3) 95 percent of the population residing within 75 miles of area vocational schools offering manipulative skill and sub-professional instruction, (4) inservice training programs for upgrading of instructors, (5) broader scope of curricular offerings, and (6) financing at a higher level with federal funds. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Advisory Committee on Designing Education for the Future, Santa Fe.; New Mexico Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit, Santa Fe.