ERIC Number: ED346335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a New Vocational and Career Education in the Cleveland City Schools: A Context Statement for Use with the Data-based Course Assessment Method.
Grossman, Gary M.; And Others
The Data-based Course Assessment Method (DCAM) assists curriculum managers in making appropriate program-related decisions. To set the context for DCAM in the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Schools, a study was made of Cleveland's employer/business community attitudes. Five characteristics of Cleveland in the context of the 21st century were examined: population, vocational and career education, school enrollment, economy, and demographic trends. Opinions of 12 business community leaders were obtained through personal interviews. The interview schedule assessed Cleveland community leaders' opinions about the employment picture, community economy, and knowledge of Cleveland jobs. The leaders recognized their own and the community's need for a viable and trained work force. They were doubtful whether vocational and career education is fulfilling its mission. Leaders expected changes to be made by schools; they believed that vocational and career education is central to Cleveland's future. Three directions for the progress of the vocational and career education system were proposed: curriculum changes, a public application of DCAM, and better public information and community access provided to stakeholder groups. (Ten references, the interview schedule for Cleveland leaders, and a list of original nominees for the leadership survey are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.