ERIC Number: ED117319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education: Alternatives for New Federal Legislation.
Christoffel, Pamela H.
An analysis of vocational education legislation and major issues is presented in the document, which opens with a survey of recent trends and an explanation of the 10 parts of the existing Vocational Education Act. A brief review of evaluations of Office of Education (OE) program administration points out controversial findings. Current issues include the percentage allotment of funds, program consolidation, OE program administration, career education, the role of guidance and counseling, the composition of State boards, funding authorization level, and facility construction. Congressional hearings are examined in terms of: organization; interested parties, including those sponsoring or testifying about legislation; various bills, with detailed descriptions and comments on six bills; and recommendations, with brief descriptions of the public position taken by six groups who have made recommendations for legislation. Next steps for legislation are outlined. Discussion of the Vocational Education Act as amended through 1974 and its program statistics, involving authorization and appropriations, expenditures, enrollment, and proposals are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963