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ERIC Number: ED147636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Youth Unemployment: Implications for Vocational Education R & D. Occasional Paper No. 32.
Wills, Joan
Has vocational education been responsible for the unemployed youth in our nation today? No, the vocational education community is not responsible for youth unemployment rates, the shifting labor market demands, the baby bulge, women in the labor force, the oil embargo, or the economic recession. Then what role does the vocational education community have for the unemployed youth of our nation? The answer is none. Neither the network of secondary and postsecondary schools, grade school career exploration, nor the vocational education system can create jobs. The vocational education community can be one of many institutions reacting positively to the conditions causing youth unemployment. However, claims to do more than what is possible are damaging to all the actors. The recently enacted youth legislation is a product of too many promises. Vocational education must be cautious about claiming the ability to deliver the variety of services these youth may need. Vocational education must decide some basic directions, be coordinated, and work with other agencies to change the statistics of youth unemployment. (The author's answers to ten questions from the audience of vocational education research and development personnel are appended.) (EM)
Center for Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.