ERIC Number: ED206809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization: Vocational Education Act. Position Statement of National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.
National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.
The National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education takes the following position in four areas regarding the reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act of 1963: (1) In regard to governance of vocational education, the Association recommends the continuance of the cooordination of local, state, and federal governments. Vocational education in each state must be administered by a sole State Board for Vocational Education that provides overall leadership and planning and coordinating with federal and local agencies; advisory committees should be used to assist the State Board. (2) In the area of funding, the federal government has a financial responsibility to assist states; funding should be allocated by formula; local and state funds should not be required for maintenance of federally required services; flexibility in use of funds should be granted; and the federal portion should not exceed 50 percent for state and local administration or 100 percent of federally mandated programs. (3) In the area of evaluation, the State Board shall develop a State Plan, upon which the federal government should provide funding. State evaluation systems should provide a basis for formation of State Board policy and determine program quality and effectiveness; and data systems should provide the required level of detailed information at federal, state, and local levels. (4) In the area of programs and services, the same must be equally available to all; new programs should be developed with federal funds; federal funds should support state research and development activities; and The National Center for Research in Vocational Education should continue to conduct research and development and act as a national clearinghouse for curriculum development. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Data Collection, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government School Relationship, Position Papers, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Research Needs, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963