ERIC Number: ED226128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Conference on High Technology. Proceedings (Austin, Texas, October 7-8, 1982).
Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
These proceedings contain 11 papers that focus on how education must change what and how it teaches to keep up with the technological revolution. The presentations address the need for vocational education to produce students with skills in electronics and data communications (including computer-to-computer transmission); office systems and management of information; computer-aided design and manufacturing; robotics (including definition, need, technologies involved, major applications, and required skills); private sector initiatives to deal with social or economic problems; the role of vocational education in meeting the technical manpower needs of the energy industry; the need for workers with skills in biomedical engineering--both clinical engineering and bioengineering; the need for workers in the aerospace industry with skills in computer software, computer systems operations and maintenance of computer systems, software, and machines; high technological instructional options, especially industry/education cooperation; implications of high technology for education; and the need for the frequent re-education of workers and teachers caused by technological change. A final section provides comments from leaders in industry, government, and education regarding high technology, education, and the economy. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Biomedicine, Communications, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers, Data Processing, Electronics, Employment Projections, Energy Occupations, Human Factors Engineering, Industry, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Management Information Systems, Medical Services, Postsecondary Education, School Role, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Technology, Vocational Education, Word Processing
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Advisory Council for Technical - Vocational Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.