ERIC Number: ED080724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Education and Manpower. Final Report, Center Research and Development Report No. 14.
Jones, Charles I.
This is the final report of one phase of a project to improve occupational education in communities changing from a predominately agrarian economy to a more industrialized, diversified economy. This phase of the project studied the extent to which the educational programs in the school system reflected changes appropriate to preparing persons for existing occupations. Data from surveys of key employers as to the expected need for workers in various occupational categories and from surveys of the vocational offerings in the public schools and technical institutes were analyzed. It was found that: (1) The occupations for which vocational training is appropriate have increased at a rate exceeding the growth rate of the population, (2) Vocational offerings at the high school level are appropriate to only 25 percent of the jobs in the manpower structure and offerings at the technical institute are appropriate to only 16 percent, and (3) There is little coordination between the business community and the schools in planning for programs appropriate to emerging economic and social changes in the area studied. In view of the findings, it was recommended that there be a reorientation of the curriculum toward realistic occupational goals to meet business and industrial needs. Related documents are available as ED 055 223 and ED 067 455. (MF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Development Resources.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.