ERIC Number: ED132435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Place of Vocational Education in Higher Education: Implications for Educational R&D. Distinguished Lecture Series, No. 4.
Bell, T. H.
Half of this paper is the text of a lecture on the role of the university in job-related education in which the author suggests what universities ought to learn from vocational education. Pointing out that the challenge goes deeper than vocational or professional education, he challenges universities to have an eye for theory and practice, an eye for student career decisions and job prospect trends, an eye for the values of the liberal arts, and an eye for trends and directions in many advanced and complex professional fields. He contends that allegations that colleges and universities are flooding the job market with people with unusable college degrees are unfounded, but notes that vocational education establishments tell their story well by keeping better records on their graduates and what they are doing. The second half of the paper consists of the author's answers to four questions from the audience of educational research and development personnel. (HD)
Center for Vocational Education Publications, 1960 Kenny Rd., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Speech presented at a staff development seminar, Center for Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio