ERIC Number: ED312441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Clash of Ideas Is the Sound of Freedom: A Statement on the Vocational Education Study.
Latta, E. Michael
Only time will tell whether state and local policy makers in North Carolina will decide to implement some or all of the 25 recommendations for vocational education made in "Vocational Education Study: Final Report," released in November 1986 by the Research Triangle Institute. If their reaction is similar to that for previously made recommendations, the policy makers will give these recommendations little attention. But perhaps these recommendations are different in that they have already been the subject of four hearings throughout the state, and eight other reports during 1986 have reinforced the overall tone of the study. That tone is that vocational education is an essential program for the public schools; it is the major program thrust of community colleges; it is a teacher education area that needs special attention by the universities and colleges in the state; and it is available for the clientele of nearly nine state departments. The State Advisory Council on Vocational Education supports (or agrees in concept with) the recommendations and points out that of the study's 25 recommendations, the council had already made recommendations similar, at least in part, to 19. The council believes that its own recommendations made over the years would be easier to implement and would have a more immediate, as well as long-term effect, than those proposed in the study. (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina