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ERIC Number: ED336642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Sophisticated Technology, the Workforce and Vocational Education.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
A report and a bibliography are provided from a project designed to provide a greater understanding of sophisticated technologies and to provide direction for vocational education curriculum revision in Illinois. The report begins with an introduction. Section 2 provides a conceptual and operational understanding of sophisticated technologies by identifying, defining, and developing a classification scheme. Section 3 considers technology as a means of restoring the United States to its former competitive status and addresses the impact of technology on the work force, both on future occupations and on skill requirements. Section 4 reviews and analyzes recent work force competency literature and summarizes interviews conducted. Conclusions are made regarding the competencies of the work force of the future. Section 5 discusses education to prepare the future labor force, including secondary and postsecondary vocational programs, core-plus-specialty curriculum design, tech prep 2+2, and advanced technology centers. Section 6 makes recommendations for the future direction of vocational education in Illinois. Thirty-four references are appended. The Sophisticated Technology Bibliography contains 155 references related to sophisticated technologies, the future work force, and vocational education. Each entry consists of the following: author or sponsoring institution, date of publication, title, place of publication, publisher, and key words. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois