ERIC Number: ED044515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Role of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in Improving the Quality and Quantity of Programs of Occupational Education.
Coster, John K.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has initiated bold steps to improve the quality and quantity of occupational programs in the 11 states served by the Association. These steps include: (1) the Southwide Conference on Occupational Education sponsored in cooperation with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, (2) the appointment to the Commission on Higher Education of a member whose background is in technical education, and (3) the appointment of an ad hoc committee to study and make recommendations concerning occupational education. Another sign of activity in this area is the recent growth of postsecondary institutions of occupational education, evidenced by the fact that 60 percent of these institutions have been established since 1960. States have also been encouraged to assist in evaluating occupational programs for the purpose of assessing quality and determining whether the needs of students and the community are being met. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.