ERIC Number: ED265917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
Issues Related to the Quality of Education: A Preliminary Report of the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
In June 1983, the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) appointed a sub-committee on the Quality of Education to consider the recommendations of recent national and state-level reports on the status of education. The sub-committee identified a number of issues relative to the quality of public education. This report identifies and discusses these issues, focusing on concerns related to: (1) curriculum and standards, and the negative consequences of returning to a classical, monolithic curriculum; (2) steps undertaken in Colorado to ensure the quality of vocational education programs; (3) the responsibility of public secondary education to prepare students for the world of work; and (4) high school/community college cooperation in areas such as advanced placement, early admissions programs, and high school fast-track programs. The next sections of the sub-committee's report identify issues that have yet to be resolved and suggest a series of steps for further action. Appendices provide the SBCCOE staff paper, "The Philosophy and Principles of Vocational Education"; the SBCCOE position paper on high school/community college cooperation; and a paper, "'A Nation at Risk'--The Forgotten Majority," prepared by the State Advisory Council for Vocational Education that criticizes the report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education for ignoring vocational education in the call for education reform. (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado