ERIC Number: ED198400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Policy Study for Urban Vocational and Adult Education.
Nunez, Ann R.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education for improving education in urban areas. Major project activities included a review of the literature, convening of a task force, the completion of site reports, a legislative review, and an examination of selected exemplary programs. Ten cities, each over one-half million population, were selected for the site report sample. Business, education, and community persons representing the sample cities were contacted by telephone and were asked for their views about problem/needs in vocational and adult education. The information gathered suggested problems and needs in several important policy areas. Among them were linkages and training; funding and legislative priorities; employment concerns; and vocational and adult education facilities, enrollment, services, and programming. In addition, it was found that desegregation and busing often draw the greatest attention of politicians, educators, and citizens, and the provision of educational training services becomes a secondary matter. (Site descriptions are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.