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ERIC Number: ED033560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 10
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New Concepts in Vocational-Technical Programs and Planning.
Mochon, Clint
The latest principle behind designing and planning vocational-technical school is "built-in-pride", which must be motivated in both student and surrounding community. We are at last emerging from the dark tunnel of the "trade school", away from the cold institutional look, the clamor of shop classrooms, echoing corridors, and the invisible tattoo of "labor" or "dropout" on each student's forehead. This change in attitude has found its realization in the design of new facilities as follows--(1) the community college concept, offering more prestige than is usually found in vocational-technical institutions, (2) the shopping center concept--each class having large glass doors opening onto an outdoor mall, allowing students to window shop and providing a wider range of vocational experiences, and (3) the resort concept, a combined liberal arts and vocational-technical campus which is gaining in popularity and where, in an atmosphere similar to that of their chosen profession, students may learn skills in connection with forestry, boats, jeeps, snowmobiles, or motel management. These vast changes are in keeping with the responsibility we have to strengthen America by providing educational facilities which will actually motivate and encourage people to learn to be self-respecting and self-supporting citizens. (KK)
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Note: Speech presented at Annual Meeting, Council of Educational Facilities Planners (46th, Memphis, Oct. 9, 1969)