ERIC Number: ED204604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Vocational Education. 1981 Yearbook of the American Vocational Association.
Swanson, Gordon I., Ed.
In this book, a number of authors address the many-faceted issues that they feel may affect the content and delivery of vocational education during the years ahead. The book is divided into seven sections, each addressed by several authors with different perspectives. Some of the issues tackled by the authors include the maturation of the "baby boom" generation; a decline in some traditionally strong American industries and a a boom in other high technology ones; a scarcity of natural resources; and a growing bureaucracy that many Americans distrust. And they try to answer questions such as these: Who will tomorrow's clients be and how will their needs differ from those of today? Will vocational education's priorities be set by those within the profession or will policy makers outside the field increasingly determine the direction of vocational education? Can past values guide us in the future? How can we best prepare students to face as many as five career changes in one lifetime? The varied economic, political, and social trends considered in this collection are intended to provide educators with ideas for planning for the education of the future. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Government School Relationship, Human Resources, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Values Clarification, Vocational Education, Yearbooks
Special Publications, The American Vocational Association, 2020 N. Fourteenth St., Arlington, VA 22201 ($16.00, hardcover; $18.00, paperback. 10% discount on orders of 10 or more).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.