ERIC Number: ED179666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Task Force on Occupational Education; A Final Report to the Chancellor, Board of Education of the City of New York.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Chancellor's Task Force on Occupational Education.
This report reviews the history of occupational (or vocational) education in New York City, with special attention to the recent controversies over vocational education programs and the development of the comprehensive high school as an alternative. It is indicated that while occupational education has the goal of training an individual in given skills and competencies in a selected occupation, it is itself a part of career education, a broader concept that includes all educational experiences that lead to economic independence and personal fulfillment. After an analysis of vocational and comprehensive high schools and their ability to meet students' educational and career needs, the report recommends the retention of the vocational high schools (as opposed to their being transformed into comprehensive schools) as valuable sources of high skills training. It is held, however, that comprehensive schools must also be equipped to provide occupational training, and that academic and comprehensive school students should be allowed to take instruction in occupational high schools. Teacher training in occupational high schools and the need for better guidance of students are also discussed. Finally, the report recommends that central administration coordinate all occupational education services and provide a cost-effective delivery system. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Chancellor's Task Force on Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)