ERIC Number: ED212827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Education in the 80's: Vocational Education.
Christian, Nancy K., Ed.
This collection of 13 articles by vocational educators discusses issues that confront vocational education in the 1980s. It is designed for the practicing vocational teacher and for persons who are enrolled in preservice vocational education courses. Two major themes running through the papers are: (1) the need to keep existing vocational education programs current with the changing requirements and new technology of the work setting; and (2) to improve articulation between secondary and postsecondary vocational programs in order to serve the needs of workers for entry-level education and for retraining throughout life. Topics covered in the papers include teacher training; professionalism; bridging the gap between general and vocational education; leadership; vocational education to meet the needs of minority groups; special students; youth unemployment; learning styles; career guidance and job placement; cooperative work experiences; youth organizations; energy expectations of the future; and adapting human resources to changing technology. Most of the articles are written by practicing vocational classroom teachers. A list of the contributors and their credentials is included in the book. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Guidance, Cognitive Style, Conservation Education, Cooperative Education, Disabilities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Energy Conservation, Entry Workers, Futures (of Society), General Education, Human Resources, Job Placement, Leadership, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Retraining, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
National Education Association, Publications, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.