ERIC Number: ED113512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the National Legislature But...Career and Vocational Education Professional Development Report No. 10.
In the paper, prepared from a recording of his keynote address for a conference on change in vocational education, Congressman Pucinski expresses his intense interest in vocational education and his belief in the democratic process. Education is vital if people are to understand the complex legislative process and the challenges to accepted institutions. This slow, built-in process provides protection against bad legislation. Lack of a national education policy and the development by the executive of rule by guidelines have caused problems for Congress. Through compromise in the legislative system, good programs do emerge, such as vocational education, toward which the Congress is very favorable. Development of this practical educational approach can help save the educational system. In dealing with our growing population and economy, and with the need to change occupations within a lifetime, career education, in combination with vocational education, is vital. Occupational education can then continue at the postsecondary level. There is a need to overcome the stigma of vocational education as a place for nonachievers. Other challenges and opportunities are especially present in the areas of distributive education, agriculture, home economics, and paramedicine. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.