ERIC Number: ED234273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational and Technical Education Programs. Oversight Hearing on Vocational, Technical/Professional, Alternative Education, and Career Development in the District of Columbia before the Subcommittee on Judiciary and Education of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session. Serial No. 97-12.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the District of Columbia.
This document contains proceedings of a Congressional hearing that examined the status of vocational and technical education in the District of Columbia. The hearing also covered what new plans and programs are being proposed and implemented in the District of Columbia school system in order to keep pace with changes in an increasingly technologically oriented society. Testimony and prepared statements were given by faculty members of the University of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Board of Education, the Superintendent of D.C. Public Schools and various school executives, an assistant to the mayor of Washington, D.C., and representatives of the Washington Teachers Union (AFL-CIO). Labor market projections prepared from Bureau of Labor statistics for occupational demand through 1990 also are included. In their reports, the educators described the inadequacies of the technical education program at present, with inadequate funding and further federal budget cuts being made, and predicted the effects that would be felt from further cuts in funding. They also described several innovative approaches that they are planning, such as cooperative programs with business and industry to train students in particular fields in which demand will be high and programs for college students to tutor inner-city youth. (KC)
Descriptors: Budgets, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Hearings, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Funds, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the District of Columbia.