ERIC Number: ED222773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Utilizing Vocational Education to Improve Productivity. Final Report.
Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
The purpose of a project was to increase the use of vocational education as a means of improving productivity. This purpose was to be accomplished through a two-fold goal: enhancing vocational education responsiveness to technological change and promoting a heightened public- and private-sector awareness of vocational education as a mechanism for productivity improvement. Through a literature review, major new technologies with impact relevance for vocational education were identified. The next step, assessment of the programmatic implications of the new technologies identified, was accomplished by relying upon 37 experts in the field to write 56 working papers. They provided information on job skills and the vocational education equipment and facilities necessary to teach those skills. Project staff prepared a monograph on the role of vocational education in productivity improvement, a paper on the role of state vocational education agencies in productivity improvement, and productivity workshop materials. The 56 working papers were also developed into a series of 7 reports that are each devoted to 1 of the major vocational education program areas: agriculture, distribution, health, home economics, office, technical, and trade and industrial. (A copy of the dissemination plan is provided.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.