ERIC Number: ED206804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-20
Advisory Councils on Vocational Education--Retrospect and Prospect.
Beamer, Rufus W.
After 11 years of existence, the Vocational Education Advisory Council movement should be assessed and some major issues they must address in the future should be considered. The 1968 Amendments and the 1976 legislation provided for the establishment of national, state, and local advisory councils. They were intended to serve as instruments to bridge the gap between education and work and as advisors and independent evaluators of vocational education programs. Vocational education has grown in both quantity and quality over the past 12 years, and much of that growth can be attributed to work of the advisory councils. Their effectiveness is due to their substantial level of competence, credibility, visibility, effective relationship with agencies concerned with vocational training, and effectiveness in planning and evaluation. The future of advisory councils will be determined by their impact on these major issues facing vocational education: (1) the federal government's role in vocational education, (2) the need for a national policy in vocational education, (3) use of federal funds, (4) administration of vocational education, (5) block grants for vocational education, (6) state plans, (7) advisory councils, and (8) a funding priority for public education. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Blacksburg.
Note: Paper presented at the Joint NACVE/SACVE Meeting (Washington, DC, June 20, 1981).