ERIC Number: ED114660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Organization of Vocational Education in Washington State.
Washington State Legislature, Olympia. Senate.
Vocational technical institutes in Washington were developed in some common school districts as single-purpose institutions for vocational training programs. These institutes have offered secondary and post secondary vocational education programs. Since the 1967 Community College Act there have been several studies concerning the structure and organization of vocational education. The Senate Select Committee on Vocational Education offers recommendations for the establishment of a commission on vocational education based on a special study concerning the desirability of modifying the state's vocational education system. Several fundamental issues have underlined the arguments surrounding vocational education: philosophical differences, jurisdictional differences, and the question of compatibility between desired state and federal policies and the administration of vocational programs. The philosophical problem is emotional and therefore difficult to resolve. The second problem is concerned with the lack of a clear legislative mandate for the jurisdictional responsibilities for providing educational services. The third problem is concerned with the use of federal funds under the guidance of federal policies. Different viewpoints are presented. Appended materials include the Senate resolutions and the select committee; Substitute Senate Bill No. 2463 and a bill analysis; budget excerpts; correspondence; excerpts from Title 20, U.S. Code Annotated; and official statements. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia. Senate.
Identifiers - Location: Washington