ERIC Number: ED215151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Priorities for Vocational Education.
Ruff, Richard D.; And Others
National priorities exist that can be served through federal legislation for the funding of vocational education. Four alternatives that are examples of national needs that vocational education would appear to have a potential to address are (1) training and retraining of workers in national critical skill shortage occupations, (2) training and retraining of individuals in high technology areas, (3) training and retraining of displaced workers, and (4) improving employability of hard-to-employ youth in the inner cities and depressed rural areas. (The discussion of each area includes background information, implications, and federal and additional considerations.) Three alternative funding strategies could be used for directing federal vocational education dollars through state agencies towards national priorities; block grant, set-asides, and national incentives. Two additional funding strategies that represent a more significant departure from historic precedents are direct funding and directing a greater federal emphasis towards program improvement. (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.