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ERIC Number: ED049390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-31
Pages: 200
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Vocational Education and the Area Schools. A Report to the State of Iowa Office for Planning and Programming.
Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.
Interviews, involving approximately 275 individuals, were conducted to analyze vocational education and community colleges in the State of Iowa. In addition, a limited survey was made of career education programs in secondary schools. The findings indicate that the area schools are open to all Iowans of post-high school age, that the students tend to come from families of modest income and are dependent upon part-time work, scholarships, and loans, and that some career education programs should be phased out. Recommendations covered the six areas of students and student services, curriculums and programs, professional staff, administrative organization, physical facilities, and finance. Three of the 46 specific recommendations were: (1) The state should concentrate on recruiting individuals who could best profit from vocational and technical education, (2) An overall master plan for all of Iowa education should be developed, and (3) The community colleges should be administered under state guidelines developed specifically for them. (GEB)
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Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Iowa State Vocational Education Advisory Council, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.