ERIC Number: ED107930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Advisory Committee on the Schaefer-Kaufman Recommendations entitled Occupational Education for Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
The report reviews the recommendations made in an earlier study of occupational education in Massachusetts. The report stresses the need at the secondary level for broadly-conceived inter-disciplinary programs which effectively integrate occupational experiences with all general education values, and recommends 50 percent State funding for such programs. It suggests that Occupational Institutes be formed in existing vocational schools to provide programs and resources for occupational, adult, and cooperative education. It recommends that community colleges assume responsbility for post-secondary career programs, under regional planning committees chaired by community college presidents. The report recommends the formation of an institute of occupational education to develop materials for both teacher education and occupational programs, and incorporate the most recent findings about teaching and learning into teacher education methods. It recommends that the State Department of Education administer and serve occupational programs in all schools at all levels K-14, articulate its efforts with other appropriate agencies, and annually report on State manpower needs. The report finally recommends that the State Board of Education define and enforce minimum opportunity standards for occupational education in all communities. James J. Hammond's paper "On Teacher Education for Occupational Education" is included. (JR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Cooperative Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Reports, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Note: For the Massachusetts Advisory Council's Report, see ED 029 107