ERIC Number: ED254673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Need: Education with a Marketable Skill. Fourteenth Annual Evaluation Report on Vocational Education in Virginia 1982-83.
Virginia State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Blacksburg.
This 1982-83 annual report on vocational education in Virginia is organized under four major categories: (1) recommendations for improving the state's vocational education programs, services, and activities; (2) extent to which Council recommendations have received consideration; (3) review of the vocational education annual program plan provisions; and (4) review of service to people and their needs. The evaluations contained in the report resulted from data obtained from records and reports from agencies, interviews, public meetings, participation of Council members and staff in vocational activities and programs throughout the year, as well as evaluative studies and previous evaluations made by the Advisory Council. Recommendations for improving the state's vocational education programs include communicating mathematics and science requirements taught in vocational education to parents and students so that vocational education is not seen as a way to avoid additional mathematics or science instruction, requiring local vocational advisory councils to file annual reports, increasing state board involvement in planning for vocational education, upgrading employment counseling and placement services in the secondary schools, and incorporating a training component on entrepreneurship in each vocational education program. An appendix to the report contains statistics on job forecasts for Virginia, various comparisons of 1981-82 high school graduates, and community college enrollment data. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Employment Projections, Entrepreneurship, High Schools, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Blacksburg.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia