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ERIC Number: ED049383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 126
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The Role of Texas' Secondary Schools in the Preparation of Youth For Employment.
Haynes, Suzanne Groweg
This analysis of secondary vocational education in Texas considers enrollments, teacher units, expenditures, and placement, and their relationship with the State's changing occupational needs. The data came from the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Employment Commission, and various other public and private agencies. The small enrollment in vocational programs limits the system's success in meeting manpower needs. This problem is aggravated by a lack of relevancy of training for employment. Analysis of current and projected employment shows that the system has failed to adapt to a changing labor market. The report concludes that the Texas vocational system is inflexible, traditional, and behind the times. New and innovative courses will be necessary to make education meaningful and relevant. Recommendations included hiring a team of labor market consultants to evaluate present labor trends in Texas, removing home economics from the vocational curriculum, and setting up more new and innovative programs. (BH)
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Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin.
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