ERIC Number: ED149190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Policy In Vocational Education. Information Series No. 121.
Kowle, Carol P.
This information analysis paper distinguishes between issues and policy in vocational education, identifies current issues and outlines official policies, and makes recommendations for coordination among leaders who develop issues and policies in vocational education. Its synthesis of recent studies of vocational education supports the notion of an extension of vocational education's goals, target populations, and cooperating agencies. Areas of emphasis identified for vocational education policy include the need for increased job satisfaction, opportunities for retraining, flexible programming to meet individual needs, accountability through evaluation, responsiveness to labor market supply and demand, coordination among various agencies and institutions, elimination of sex bias, and availability of vocational education to minorities and the disadvantaged. The author concludes by recommending the application of research to policy decisions and by raising questions for policy makers to consider. (TA)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Literature Reviews, Policy, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Political Issues, Politics, Public Policy, Research Utilization, Sex Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 121, $2.35, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.