ERIC Number: ED233159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-2
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education in the Comprehensive High School. Highlights of the Hearing Held by the Board of Directors of the American Vocational Association (St. Louis, Missouri, December 2, 1982).
This paper highlights information about and suggestions for improving vocational education in the comprehensive high school that was synthesized from testimony at an American Vocational Association (AVA) hearing. An introduction describes the comprehensive high school, discusses some recent assessments of secondary vocational education, and lists the witnesses providing their testimony and submitting statements to the AVA Board of Directors at the hearing. The substance of these statements is organized and presented in three sections that focus on (1) the functions performed by and the positive value of vocational education programs in the comprehensive high school, (2) deficiencies of these programs and opportunities for qualitative improvement, and (3) courses of action proposed to correct recognized deficiencies and to enhance the quality of vocational education in the comprehensive high school. Criticisms of secondary vocational education are classified into five categories: inadequate collaboration between secondary and postsecondary education, lack of coordination with other modes of providing occupational education, failures in providing vocational education for special needs students, inability to be a responsive system, and lack of integration between general and academic curricula. Lines of action are suggested for the areas of criticism. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Coordination, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.