ERIC Number: ED130162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Human Resource Development and Vocational Education.
Kaufman, Jacob J.
Certain structural changes which are taking place in the labor market and in society are examined in an effort to identify the areas of research in human resources to which vocational education could make a contribution. It is suggested that with improved research knowledge, social and behavioral scientists are beginning to recognize that there is more to human resources development than skill training. The need to develop an interdisciplinary approach to research in the human resources field is discussed from the point of view that vocational education has tended to ignore the need for and contributions of other social and behavioral sciences in the development of a vocational education curriculum. Certain structural changes taking place in the labor market are discussed--changes to which, in the author's view, vocational education has not satisfactorily responded. The need to reallocate educational resources is argued with suggestions offered for redesigning vocational education. Finally, the need to expand activities in the area of assessment of educational programs is presented as well as the need for more educational planning. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document. For related papers see CE 009 020-026, CE 009 028-035, and ED 112 155