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ERIC Number: ED044519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Nonprofessional Occupations in Education: Their Implications for Priorities in Vocational-Technical Education. Working Paper.
Larkin, Paul; Teeple, John
Education serves as the means for transmitting our culture and provides the foundation for our technological dynamism and high productivity. We rely on education to meet the economy's demands for an increasingly well-trained and sophisticated labor force. Education as a major industry, and a major growth industry in the United States, provided employment for 4.8 million people in 1966. Assigning a high priority to achieving goals in education would increase this total to an estimated 7 million by 1975. Employment opportunities for paraprofessionals and technicians in education in the coming decade are likely to reflect changes within the educational system and in the educational services offered to the community. It is further anticipated that more than a fourth of the 2.2 million employment growth in education between 1966 and 1975 will represent opportunities for aids, assistants and technicians in the nation's schools and libraries. Allowing for replacement needs, this implies an annual average of about 110,000 career openings in these fields in the coming decade. Research and planning to meet needs in the human service area constitute a significant priority for the vocational education system. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.