ERIC Number: ED053303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Expansion of Vocational-Technical School Programs to Accommodate Highway Safety Manpower Requirements. Final Report.
Daugherty, Ronald D.; And Others
With the primary objective of expanding vocational and technical education programs to accommodate highway safety manpower requirements, this project focused on (1) identifying what portion of highway safety manpower needs fall within the realm of technical and skilled occupations, (2) determining the extent to which educational institutions are providing training, (3) documenting materials and resources available to educators, and (4) outlining a strategy for vocational and technical planners to use in expanding and developing occupational programs in highway safety. A survey was conducted to locate established vocational and technical programs, to identify leading educational personnel, and to collect curriculum material. Selected educators served as consultants in analyzing and interpreting the data and in making recommendations. Specific conclusions were: (1) The lack of data is probably the most crucial roadblock to developing programs, (2) Highway safety manpower of a technical nature is most effectively developed at the post secondary level, and (3) Certain knowledge and skills common to all or many highway safety occupations may warrant the development of a core curriculum for these training programs. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Safety Education, Skilled Occupations, Surveys, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Transportation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. National Highway Safety Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.