ERIC Number: ED206756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education: Cause or Cure for Youth Unemployment? A Report to the Citizens of Oakland, Calif.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY.
This is an evaluation report on the vocational education program in the majority black school system of Oakland, California. An overview of the employment problems in Oakland and a description of the report's preparation are contained in an introduction. Chapter two examines the relationship of the vocational education program to planning, curriculum design and evaluation activities in the general school system. In the third chapter, the transition from classroom to workplace is reviewed, focusing on work experience programs, cooperative education programs, job placement efforts, and two transition programs undertaken in Oakland. The fourth chapter presents the employers' perspective on the vocational education proqram and the prospective labor market. Chapter five discusses federal funding through the Vocational Education Act. Funding for programs designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged students, handicapped students, and consumer and homemaking education is covered in this chapter. The sixth chapter outlines sex equity issues in the vocational education proqram and presents vocational enrollment figures by sex. In the final chapter, recommendations for improving the vocational education program are directed to the Oakland school system, employers in the greater Oakland area, and parents and community leaders. (APM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)