ERIC Number: ED326739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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Current Status and Projected Role of Public School Vocational Education.
Samson, Harland E.
A descriptive and qualitative study was made of the status and future of vocational education in the public K-12 schools of Wisconsin. Questionnaires were answered by a total of 775 district administrators, high school principals, and local vocational education coordinators (78.5% response). Representatives of these respondent groups, plus teachers, school board members, technical college representatives, and other educators also discussed the subject at regional meetings. Analysis of the data gathered led to six overall conclusions focused on the organization, delivery, and leadership of K-12 vocational curriculum: (1) the purpose of vocational education should be preparing youth not only for employment but also for advanced and continuing education; (2) new content and structures for vocational education are necessary; (3) most vocational education programs need more financial resources; (4) many vocational programs suffer from declining enrollments; (5) increased graduation and college admission standards take the focus of students away from vocational education; and (6) more effective leadership and staff development in vocational education are needed. (The bulk of the document consists of 40 references, 26 tables, and detailed responses of administration, principals, and local coordinators.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin