ERIC Number: ED097557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education for Occupations. SREB Research Monograph No. 20.
Mayhew, Lewis B.
The monograph is based on a study of curricular and instructional changes taking place in two- and four-year colleges in courses and programs designed to prepare people for vocations or careers. The study also examined some technical, vocational, or career programs offered in noncollegiate institutions to determine whether proprietary or vocational institutions have developed new insights which could be adapted to the collegiate situation. The study had disappointing results, in that vocational or occupational curricula were found to be not particularly innovative; education for career and occupations was found to be a display of traditional practice accompanied by theorizing. These findings are discussed in the monograph's first three chapters. The authors were successful in identifying curricular issues of occupational education. These are specified in the monograph's last two chapters, and a rationale is presented which may assist faculties and administrations in resolving some curricular perplexities. The intent of the authors in preparing the monograph was to bridge the gap between theorizing and the actual conduct of vocational programs. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Experimental Curriculum, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Technical Education, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.