ERIC Number: ED215149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Military Training: Potential Roles for Vocational Education.
Ruff, Richard R.; And Others
This paper examines potential roles vocational education could play to assist the military in meeting its training responsibilities within the context of three major military and training issues: survival of the All Volunteer Force, use of the Total Force Management concept, and demands of high technology. Discussion is divided into three sections. The background section provides descriptive data concerning involvement of vocational education students in the military and expands upon the three major military and training issues. The second section introduces possible roles that vocational education could play in assisting the military to meet its training responsibilities, including being sensitive to preenlistment needs, increasing occupational knowledge concerning a military career, developing lateral entry programs, providing surge training capacity, assisting in reservist training, and providing post-enlistment services and training and civil service personnel training. In the final section, implications of those roles for vocational education and the military are discussed. These consequences of a closer cooperative relationship are outlined for vocational education: financial support, updating of technological capacity, increased sensitivity to military training requirements, and interchange of instructional methodologies. Disadvantages discussed are perceived engagement of public education in quasi-military training, less military control, and diversion of planning resources. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.