ERIC Number: ED056230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-16
The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Atlanta. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This Region IV conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, brought together 280 participants from eight southern states 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 highlights from group discussions during the 2-day conference are: (1) School administrators apparently do not desire to change curriculum to meet needs of industry, (2) Business and industry have vast resources that could be utilized by educators in the development of career education programs, (3) The cluster concept should be evaluated in light of present demands of the economy, with adjustments where necessary, (4) A closer relationship is needed between academic and vocational education, and (5) Teachers should be given an opportunity to improve through preservice and inservice teacher training. Summaries of other conference activities are included. Other regional conference reports are available as VT 013 385-013 387, and VT 014 205-014 210, and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.