ERIC Number: ED228470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
The Emerging Role of Vocational Education in Job Creation and Development. State-of-the-Practice Report.
Bushnell, David S.
This state-of-the-practice report attempts to clarify the role of vocational education in job creation and development and to illustrate what part vocational educators can and are playing. Following an introduction is a chapter examining how states and local communities have gone about involving vocational education in job creation and development. Three models for implementing or coordinating job creation efforts--single state agency, multi-agency, local development--are described with examples provided. Three statewide and four local vocational education approaches for linking job creation programs with vocational education are briefly sketched and guidelines for other efforts are drawn from the examples provided. Chapter 3 examines the role of vocational education in economic development in both the public and private sector. How federal, state, and local governments have gone about the task of expanding job opportunities is reviewed, partly in terms of classic economic development theory and partly in terms of human resource development strategies. Chapter 4 discusses the role of vocational education planners and coordinators in the job creation effort. Input, process, and output variables are described. The last chapter forecasts the socioeconomic trends of the 1980s and charts the implications of these trends for vocational education and its part in job creation and development. (YLB)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Federal Government, Government Role, Guidelines, Instructor Coordinators, Job Development, Local Government, Postsecondary Education, School Role, Secondary Education, State Government, Teacher Role, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 186 649 and ED 209 535.