ERIC Number: ED110741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
The Janus Report: A Report on the Changing Social Setting in the United States with Implications for New Roles for State and Local Vocational Education Personnel.
Bregman, Ralph; And Others
The report on the implications of social changes in the United States for vocational education personnel contains five recommendations aimed at helping vocational education personnel at all educational and administrative levels in the various States to better maintain, enhance, and adjust their services to target populations within the changing social environment. The rationale for the recommendations rests on the analysis of the present-day United States as a post-industrial society, one characterized by its open social system, its sophisticated information systems, its large interrelated institutions and organizations, and its large number of white collar workers. While social changes occur rapidly in post-industrial society, cultural and organizational changes do not keep pace. Although such lagging behind the times does not characterize vocational education, vocational educators must be aware of the need for openness in order to develop a capacity to interact with the environment bearing on the system of vocational education, and must welcome the opportunity for such interaction. Like Janus of Roman mythology, they must look in all directions in order to effectively interact with the environment. Vocational educators, especially at the administrative level, must provide management leadership expertise so that challenges to education can be more adequately addressed. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.