ERIC Number: ED027380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Education: Changing Contexts. Report No. 1.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
A task force operating under The Education Commission of the States made five major proposals relating to vocational-technical education: (1) that a human resources council be developed with responsibility for long-range goals for a total community context of education, (2) that an occupational education commission provide leadership and stimulate development of vocational-technical programs to achieve these goals, (3) that a manpower coordinating committee effect maximum system-cost effectiveness of training programs in a coordinative rather than administrative role, (4) that a task force for occupational education and economic development help build up industrial output through new or expanded industries, and (5) that regional learning centers be established to provide leadership in the development of broad interdisciplinary curriculums. School drop-outs, potential drop-outs, and unemployed and underemployed adults were to be initial target population. Some major principles forwarded were: (1) Education should be given first priority in allocation of human and material resources, (2) Education should be extended outward from the school to the entire community, (3) Instruction should be individualized, and (4) More follow-up and feedback is necessary for maximum program effectiveness. (DM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility, Industrialization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership Responsibility, Program Development, Program Improvement, Program Proposals, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Educational Commission of the States, 822 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($1.00).
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.