ERIC Number: ED240312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Issues in Vocational Education.
Galambos, Eva C.
The vocational education programs in the 14 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) member states were examined in order to obtain an overview of the objectives of vocational education and the coordination of vocational programs between secondary and postsecondary institutions in those states. It was determined that 3.5 million high school students in the SREB region were enrolled in vocational education programs in 1980-81. While the fundamental purpose of vocational education, at least from the federal perspective, is to prepare individuals for gainful employment, many SREB member states have developed their own philosophies and directions for vocational education. Thus, the policies of different states reflect varying degrees of concern for basic skills preparation, occupationally specific training, on-the-job and cooperative training programs, and exploratory or prevocational education. To maximize the efficient delivery of occupational training, educational policymakers and planners in SREB member states must coordinate the activities of the secondary and postsecondary sectors. The development of adequate coordination among secondary and postsecondary institutions in any one area requires that planners define articulation issues, reassess the relevancy of program offerings to market needs, and address the issues of program capacity and governance. (MN)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Enrollment, Geographic Location, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.