ERIC Number: ED185348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education and Federal Priorities. Occasional Paper No. 47.
A partnership between the federal government and state and local education agencies is required to solve existing problems in vocational education. The federal government's strategy involves directing money to underserved populations; encouraging planning at all levels to produce more employable graduates; promoting research and demonstration of effective educational models; and establishing programs to employ and stimulate employment of youths and adults. The federal government discharges its responsibilities by supervising the state planning system, implementing the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, establishing state Research Coordinating Units, sponsoring research and demonstration activities through a contract with the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, and administering the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act. States must plan, develop, and disseminate occupational and career information, encourage innovative practices, and provide a general system of fiscal and program accountability. Local school districts must develop planning and working linkages with the community, provide feedback, and operate programs and delivery services. Three areas for improvement are cooperation among education providers, flexibility in programming, and involvement in occupational development. The scholar should evaluate, conduct research, assess the federal strategy, and redefine vocational education within the broad structure of education, training, and work. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Employment Programs, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government School Relationship, Needs Assessment, Program Development, School Districts, State Government, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education Staff Development Seminar (Columbus, OH, December 1978).