ERIC Number: ED056231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Dallas Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This Region VI conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, brought together 240 participants from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana 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 major concerns expressed by the participants were: (1) Adequate and realistic occupational guidance and counseling, (2) Educational objectives that are more occupationally oriented, (3) Need for making and keeping programs relevant to current needs of students and the economy, (4) Need for updating and improving teacher education programs, (5) Utilizing school facilities for 12 months and lengthening the school day, and (6) Greater utilization of private schools in occupational training programs. Summaries of conference activities are included. Other regional conference reports are available as VT 013 385-013 386, VT014 205-VT014 210, and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.