ERIC Number: ED219524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. Part 7: Vocational Guidance and Counseling and H.R. 4974, Vocational Guidance Act of 1981. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session on H.R. 66.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document is a transcript of hearings on the reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. The specific focus of the hearings was vocational guidance and counseling, as specified in H.R. 4974, the Vocational Guidance Act of 1981. Testimony was given by Jeffrey Drake, coordinator of career development in Flint, Michigan; Norman C. Gysbers, representative of the American Vocational Association; Nancy Pinson, representative of the American Personnel and Guidance Association; James Stevens, West York Area High School, York, Pennsylvania; and Robert W. Stump, educational consultant in Arlington, Virginia. All testified about the efficacy of vocational guidance and the need to implement the provisions of H.R. 4974. The bill proposes first, to clearly identify and define the vocational guidance component of vocational education; second, to insert a consideration of vocational guidance at appropriate places throughout the Vocational Education Act when reauthorized; and third, to increase the set-aside of federally supplied state monies from 4 to 6 percent to be used for vocational guidance. These guidance personnel also spoke about the need for guidance on the pre-adolescent level rather than only on the senior high school level, and for the need to simplify reporting procedures so that better accountability can be achieved. Cited were successful vocational guidance programs as well as the problems vocational guidance personnel have due to lack of time and financial support. (KC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963