ERIC Number: ED330867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
State Councils on Vocational Education: Bridging the Gaps and Diminishing the Uncertainties. Working Paper.
Ramirez, Rafael; Swanson, Gordon
This report is a synthesis of the annual reports of 50 state councils on vocational education for 1988. The summary outlines the governance of vocational education at the state level, the postsecondary level, and in relation to the Job Training Partnership Act. It also discusses the state councils of vocational education in regard to governance, responsibilities, information gathering, surveys and evaluation, education, the public role, and coordination effort. Significant accomplishments found by the synthesis include 124 new vocational education initiatives, 54 cooperative ventures, and 48 state legislative actions. The report suggests that state councils should promote joint planning, train personnel and improve recruitment, develop technological support, provide services to minority and disadvantaged groups, prioritize their recommendations, focus their agendas, and build bridges with other agencies. Appendices, about 80 percent of the document, are reprints from a January 1990 publication of the National Association of State Councils on Vocational Education. They describe state council actions for the past 6 years. An index to the issues is provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Federal State Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Agencies, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-231: $2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.