ERIC Number: ED337634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The 1990 Perkins Amendments: No More "Business as Usual." TASPP Brief.
TASPP Brief, v3 n1 Sep 1991
This brief highlights some of the most significant changes mandated by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 and identifies concerns that may compromise success in reaching these goals. The paper first identifies the significant changes created by the legislation, such as the replacement of set-asides with stronger assurances, the channeling of funds to districts with the highest concentrations of low-income families and to large programs, integration of academic and vocational education, and measures increasing accountability for outcomes. Concerns include inadequate appropriations and loopholes that may lead to some relaxing of efforts to serve special populations. The paper concludes that the changes in the quality and scope of vocational education called for in the new Perkins Act present unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the vocational education establishment. (7 references) (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program, 345 Education Bldg., 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990