ERIC Number: ED023905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Occupational Education in the Great Cities; A Statement of Position and Critical Concerns.
Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
A position statement developed by representatives of 16 cities to broaden vocational education opportunities and improve program quality resulted in the following principles: (1) Programs of occupational education must be an integral part of the educational process, (2) Occupational education must be sufficiently broad and varied in scope and be offered at all levels of career preparation, (3) Occupational education must develop from a broad base in the early years to more specialized programs in later years, (4) Occupational education must provide opportunities for continuing programs beyond the secondary level, (5) Organization of programs of occupational education must realistically serve the individual needs of the students enrolled, and (6) Community involvement should be encouraged to promote understanding and support and to assure that programs are timely and relevant. Critical issues facing urban occupational education relate to: (1) distribution of funds, (2) duplication and fragmentation of services, (3) serving all youth and adults, (4) assuming greater responsibility in development of state plans, (5) providing occupationally oriented education at earlier ages, (6) more research and development, (7) strengthening cooperative relationships, (8) extending and improving guidance services, and (9) providing an adequate level of financial support. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.