ERIC Number: ED327720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Vocational Education: The Issue Is Access.
Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Office for Vocational, Technical, and Career Education.
This monograph is a follow-up to a comprehensive study of education for employment that examined how successfully individuals were being prepared for employment by vocational education, career education, and adult education. Three goals surfaced from the study: enhancing quality, increasing effectiveness, and assuring access to vocational education for youth and adults. Of these goals, the issue of access is less often the focus of attention. The purpose of this monograph is to generate a clearer understanding of the issue of access as it relates to vocational education. The authors of the four sections present the following viewpoints on access to vocational education: "Knowledge, Programs, and Equity" (John Washburn); "A Community College Perspective" (Larry Johansen); "A Guidance Counselor's Perspective" (Kathy Dingler); and "A Local Administrator's Perspective" (Joel Schneider). Each section includes a summary and references. The third section also includes an appendix listing 15 research statements regarding the involvement of guidance. (NLA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Counselor Role, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Marketing, Parent Participation, Program Content, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Office for Vocational, Technical, and Career Education.
Note: Product of the Project "Change, Technology and Vocational Education."