ERIC Number: ED050419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-6
Reference Count: 0
But the Goal is Vocational Satisfaction and Competence!
Morrison, Edward J.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress's efforts to measure progress toward a commonly accepted educational goal - vocational satisfaction and competence - are discussed. The attempt to operationalize the goal resulted in a set of capabilities prerequisite to the ultimate goal attainment. The difficulties with this "general" set are considered, one of which is that it does not assess capabilities specific to any given occupation. Such a task is viewed as overwhelming, necessary, but not susceptible to immediate solution. The remainder of the paper elaborates some possible interim assessment procedures. The author concludes that the assessment of vocational education to date has been ambitious and rigorous and that the difficulties inherent in the process are now exposed. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971