ERIC Number: ED249352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Programs at Virginia State University: Successful Features.
Payne, W. Vincent
This paper reviews and describes the characteristics of successful vocational education programs at Virginia State University. (The paper is aimed at developing institutions and historically black colleges, as well as at vocational educators and administrators who are especially concerned with program improvement.) Virginia State University is a developing institution and historically black college fulfilling its role as one of the two land-grant institutions in the state. The vocational education programs at Virginia State University began on a small scale, but have thrived and grown through the years in spite of many handicaps. The programs now serve the educational needs of the state, nation, and some international areas. The undergraduate vocational education programs include agricultural education, business education, home economics education, industrial arts education, industrial technology, and trade and industrial education. Each of these areas, with the exception of industrial technology, has a graduate counterpart offering master's degrees, and one post-master's degree is also offered (in vocational/technical education). The vocational education programs at the university offer opportunities for success to students with enriched educational backgrounds and to those with some deficiencies because of inadequate prior preparation. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.