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ERIC Number: ED300629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-6
Pages: 14
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Workforce 2000: Implications for the Refocusing of Secondary Vocational Education for Tomorrow's Students.
Preston, John H.
Three trends in the United States have implications for the redirection of secondary vocational education--the educational reform movement, the projected work force in the year 2000, and the population to be served in the next decade. Emerging is increasing support for the concept that education is not just important to the nation's economic well-being but will critically affect future quality of life. The educational reform movement calls for the elevation of the academic performance of students, including an increased focus on basic skills. Major trends emerging in the workplace are the need for more education and an economy dominated by service-type jobs. Accompanying these changes in the workplace will be dramatic changes in the population to be educated for employment. The work force will be older and more female and have more minority workers. About 25 percent of the student population will be classified as at risk. To begin the refocusing necessary to prepare students, secondary vocational education personnel--leaders and teachers--must begin an orderly process of examining the current structure and content of the curriculum for the evident and anticipated changes in the workplace. Criteria for curriculum review are (1) standards and/or expectations; (2) time on task for reinforcing the basics; (3) relevance of content; (4) application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes; (5) problem solving; and (6) articulation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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