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ERIC Number: ED346344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Developing the Higher and Vocational Education Partnership: Priorities for the Next Decade.
Miller, Michael T.; And Others
Higher education's priorities during the next decade for the improvement of secondary and higher vocational education programs were identified. The Delphi technique analyzed a national sample of six vocational education leaders. The respondents, former American Vocational Association presidents, identified 38 priorities higher education should set to improve vocational education. The participants reached a strong degree of consensus on 11 statements, which fell into 2 categories: instruction and administration. Five statements fell into the instructional category: (1) incorporate modern technology; (2) stress lifelong learning; (3) emphasize students rather than programs; (4) expand career education programs; and (5) develop quality standards for all vocational classes. Six statements fell into the administration category: (1) develop a more positive view of vocational education; (2) require professional development; (3) emphasize collaboration; (4) encourage flexible vocational curriculum; (5) increase business and industry support; and (6) reduce vocational education myths. Higher education must take an active role in supporting vocational education through public relations, research and instructional delivery. A renewed commitment must be made to vocational education, calling for the integration of past tendencies and commitment with current issues and trends. (12 references) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: University Council for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.