ERIC Number: ED056167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, San Francisco. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
At this Region IX conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 170 participants from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii met to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met by schools in their communities, to determine the role that vocational education is playing in the process, and to identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's in order to prepare secondary students for immediate employment or further education. The consensus of the 2-day conference was that there needs to be a reassessment of the total education approach, resulting in a new image called career or occupational education which begins in the elementary grades and extends through the community college. Effective comprehensive planning involving schools, parents, industry, and local, state, and Federal representatives can gear the educational approach to the world of work. Broader application of cooperative and work experience education is needed with a better system of work orientation and exposure at elementary and secondary levels to meet the demands of business and industry. Summaries of conference activities are included. Other regional conference reports are available as VT 013 385, VT 013 387, VT 014 205-014 210, and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.