ERIC Number: ED317844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Training: Priorities for Texas. Biennial Report to the Governor and Legislature.
Texas State Council on Vocational Education, Austin.
Among the recommendations of the Texas Council on Vocational Education concerning literacy and training are the following: (1) the governor and legislature should conduct a statewide, multimedia campaign to heighten Texans' awareness of the importance of workplace literacy, dropout prevention, literacy programs, and the human and economic aspects of literacy; (2) continued funding and operation of the Texas Literacy Council; (3) increased funding of adult education and adult vocational education by $7.5 million per year, thereby doubling the state's investment in adult literacy programs; (4) development and implementation of an integrated delivery system to meet needs for vocational education; (5) expansion of the Joint Advisory Committee to include representatives from relevant state departments and from business, industry, and labor; (6) expansion of the Joint Advisory Committee's responsibilities to include development of the Master Plan and an integrated vocational education system; (7) "blanket weight" funding that more nearly reflects the costs of vocational education; (8) full formula funding for postsecondary occupational education and incentive funding for the targeted goals of postsecondary occupational education; (9) simplification of the process for community/junior college annexation; (10) administration of state funds through an appropriate agency to match the level of federal funding provided to the network of small business development centers; and (11) continued state funding for apprenticeship programs administered by the state board of education and the state higher education coordinating board. (The document also contains information on the state's vocational education enrollments and expenditures for 1987-88, the economic impact of vocational education in Texas, and a public policy symposium.) (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Apprenticeships, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Aid, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Council on Vocational Education, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas