ERIC Number: ED080700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational-Technical Education: A Plan for Monroe County, Florida.
Mills, Hugh L., Sr., Ed.; Pilcher, Palmer, C., Ed.
Suggested vocational-technical education programs for the Monroe County Florida school system are presented along with recommendations to implement the principle of coordinated career education in the public schools. Expansion of vocational-technical programs is emphasized to expose all students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to career education opportunities. The economy of the State and manpower projections are discussed, with particular attention to conditions in the Florida Keys, the area of Monroe County. The Keys' unique physical setting provides easy living but its human resources are ill-trained and unprepared for the future. To obtain information on the area's educational and manpower needs, surveys were conducted of residents, businesses, educators, and former vocational students. As a result of the total study, a comprehensive career education program from kindergarten through Grade 14 was recommended, with programs through Grade 5 to create an awareness of work, in Grades 6-8 to provide exploration of work possibilities, in Grades 9-12 for preparatory job training vocational-technical courses, and with postsecondary technical training at the Florida Keys Community College, a vocational center. Appended are general economic data and survey forms used in the study. (MF)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Monroe County Board of Public Instruction, Key West, FL.
Authoring Institution: Educational and Professional Systems, Inc., Fayetteville, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Florida