ERIC Number: ED105934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Updating Occupational Education. New Directions for Community Colleges, No. 4.
Harris, Norman C., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n4 Win 1973
In the past, occupational education in community colleges has gone on without a sense of direction, often because labor market data and manpower needs information were not available. More recently, it has taken some "new directions," several of which are presented here. Topics include the relationship of career education to postsecondary education; the potential of a forecasting model to better match manpower supply to demands; the creative result of applying occupational education in community problem solving; and the comprehensive vs. the specialized model community college in an urban setting. Innovative programs in allied health, public (human) services occupations, environmental and natural resources education, and in business and engineering technological education are presented. The problems facing occupational education in community colleges--the status gap, the need for articulation between two- and four-year colleges, and the need for quality, excellence, and standards of attainment are discussed. A review of additional pertinent information and a bibliography are also provided. Contributors include: Joseph P. Cosand, Harold L. Finch, Tilghman H. Aley, Richard Reitz, John F. Grede, Thomas K. Klopfenstein, Mary E. Denure, Dale R. Buck, Warren J. Sprick, Jerry S. Dobrovolny, James A. Farmer, Jr., Richard L. Rinehart, Joanne Frankel, and Norman C. Harris. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Business Education, Community Colleges, Community Development, Educational Quality, Employment Projections, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Service Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Urban Education, Vocational Education
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