ERIC Number: ED208147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education Policy Statement on Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
The National Council on Vocational Education believes that the new Vocational Education Act should focus on the development of the human capital that is essential to any efforts to revitalize our nation's productivity. This will require program improvement for training and retraining in new high-technology occupations, access to programs by disadvantaged and other persons who need skill training to qualify for unsubsidized jobs, and collaborative ventures among vocational education, other education and training programs, and the private sector. Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act should concentrate on six areas: (1) areas of high unemployment; (2) emerging occupations in high demand areas; (3) economic development and training; (4) handicapped; (5) defense needs; and (6) correctional education. National and state occupational information coordinating committees and the National Center for Research in Vocational Education should be continued. It is also recommended that more flexibility in funding and regulations be established; that fund distribution should combat past inequities; that incentive funds should encourage innovative linkages between vocational education and other education and training programs; that sex equity should receive continuing emphasis; and that national, state, and local advisory councils should be mandated and their independence strengthened. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Correctional Education, Demand Occupations, Disabilities, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Technical Occupations, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.