ERIC Number: ED235346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight of Vocational Education, 1983. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on Examination of the Federal Role in Future Reauthorization of Vocational Education (February 23-24, March 2-3, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document contains transcripts of U.S. Senate hearings leading to the reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act. During the hearings, testimony and/or prepared statements were given by the U.S. Secretary of Education, representatives of business and industry (especially the training sector), educators (especially vocational education directors, superintendents of various school systems, and state education superintendents), and representatives acting on behalf of women, minority groups, and handicapped persons. Some of the issues discussed by the witnesses were the following: (1) the decreased amount of federal spending for vocational education while the federal government is demanding more roles for vocational education; (2) the federal role in vocational education: what it is; what it should be; and what part should be played by state governments; (3) the quality of work skills possessed by persons in the work force; (4) the need for greater public/private sector cooperation in vocational education; (5) how the current government structure in vocational education affects the delivery of services; and (6) vocational education and minority groups. Recommendations on these topics and others were made in the hope of affecting the provisions of the reauthorized Vocational Education Act. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Adults, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Hearings, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, State Federal Aid, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Education Act 1963