ERIC Number: ED346344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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)
Descriptors: Career Education, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, High Schools, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University Council for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.