ERIC Number: ED253699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Vision and Planning: Keys to Educational Improvement. Occasional Paper No. 100.
Daggett, Willard R.
Jobs in the future are likely to be far different than those in the past, as our society moves into the information age. To prepare for the changes that are coming, the New York State education department developed a new program of career and vocational education to meet the educational needs of today's students as they prepare for the future. To get ready for the program, the state invited noted futurologists such as Alvin Toffler to speak at seminars for the state's teachers. Then committees of teachers from various disciplines developed the curriculum. The main thrust of the new curriculum is its emphasis on the development of transferable skills, rather than on the narrow specialization that often characterized vocational education in the past. The program has components for grades 7-12, although the program developers are now looking at the whole K-12 structure to see what vocational skills can be integrated into the regular curriculum. The program also has provisions for adult education and mainstreaming of special students. (This report provides specific details of the program for each of the grade levels, as well as statistics on program development and costs, and expected implementation issues.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Inservice Teacher Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (OC100--$3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York