ERIC Number: ED037210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Essays on Occupational Education in the Two-Year College.
Gillie, Angelo C.
The eight essays in this document concern occupational education in the 2-year college. The first two essays present an overview of the community college and its role in providing post-secondary occupational education for contemporary American society. Three essays concern the curriculum for occupational education, emphasizing the needs of urban and alienated youth. The final three essays deal with the future of occupational education, including the future role of the university and the increased need for research and evaluation. A case is made in the final essay for a 6-4-4 configuration of American education, with six years in elementary school, four in secondary school, and four in junior college. The author feels that this configuration reflects the trend toward replacing high school diplomas with an associate degree as the minimum educational certificate. This would have a positive effect on occupational education. (MC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Curriculum Design, Disadvantaged Youth, Evaluation Needs, Instructional Program Divisions, Research Needs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Urban Youth, Vocational Education
Department of Vocational Education, 250 Chambers Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penna. 16802 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.