ERIC Number: ED246310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Excellence in Vocational Education: Four Levels, Four Perspectives.
Magisos, Joel H.; And Others
The papers in this compilation address excellence in vocational education from the perspectives of four educational levels--secondary, postsecondary, adult, and teacher education. The implications of the recent national study reports on education are examined for each level, and standards of excellence and recommendations for action are suggested. First, Joel H. Magisos considers how secondary vocational education will be affected by the national report recommendations. Describing what constitutes excellence at this level, he lists an agenda for action to influence policy at state and local levels. Next, Madge L. Attwood reviews implications for postsecondary vocational education curriculum, teachers, and teaching, focusing on the need for balance between excellence and equity. The increasing importance of adult vocational education in an era of demographic change is emphasized by Susan Imel, who discusses factors affecting quality in the diverse programs at this level. Finally, Ruth Pierce Hughes reports on the recommendations of the national studies as well as extant research on teacher preparation, especially the education of beginning teachers, and makes specific suggestions for vocational teacher education. A list of references concludes the compilation. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Instructional Improvement, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090. (Order # IN 287).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.