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ERIC Number: ED124249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education in the 1980's.
Davenport, Lawrence F.; And Others
This document compiles three papers dealing with the past, present, and future states of vocational education. Lawrence F. Davenport concentrates on the impact of vocational education on urban minorities and the disadvantaged. After identifying potential problems which must be encountered if vocational education programs are to be reformed (the need for specially trained, sensitive instructors; the blue collar stigma of vocational education; the reluctance of employers and trade unions to accept trained minorities), Davenport emphasizes the need for special educational theories to handle special educational problems. Reginald Petty discusses some of the major areas of debate taking place in Congress, and within the education and manpower communities, regarding manpower training needs in general, and vocational education in particular. Petty provides a brief history of vocational education, gives statistics describing the present state of the art, and identifies problem areas which will dictate the shape of the field in the future. Roy G. Phillips describes a career education model for Seattle Central Community College for the period of the 1980's and beyond. The model accounts for the diverse educational needs of the multi-ethnic population that the College is designed to serve. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Papers presented at Forum 5 of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, D. C., March 17-19, 1976)