ERIC Number: ED056228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, New York. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This Region II conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, brought together 350 participants from New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met, to determine the role of vocational education in the process, and to identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's so that secondary students will be prepared for immediate employment or further education. Some concerns resulting from the 2-day conference were: (1) The educational system must be relevant to the needs of all persons in our society, (2) The educational system which presently carries an assortment of labels should be one system, all leading to one goal titled career education, (3) The educational system cannot function satisfactorily until the professional educator seeks the cooperation, advice, and support of people from industry and labor, (4) The educational system must provide ways of teaching people the dignity of work, and (5) The educational system must be changed or modified, particularly in the early years. Summaries of conference activities are included. Other regional conference reports are available as VT 013 385-103 387, VT 014 206-VT 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.