ERIC Number: ED355361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Vocational Education and Its Relationship to America 2000.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Ohio's mission in the 1990s is to prepare youth and adults to make informed choices and to enter, compete, and advance successfully in the changing work world. One way to measure Ohio's progress is to examine the Ohio vocational system and its direct relationship to the National Education Goals presented in America 2000. Goal 1 is readiness for school. Students enrolled in occupational child care vocational programs are learning to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate learning and care. Parenting education for students and parents is offered. Goal 2 is high school completion. Programs for at-risk students include Occupational Work Adjustment, Occupational Work Experience, Impact, and Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills. Goal 3 is student achievement and citizenship. State competency tests for vocational programs and a statewide system of core standards and performance measures are planned. Goal 4 is achievement in science and mathematics. Tech prep requirements, applied academics, and principles of technology courses strengthen math and science skills. Goal 5 involves adult literacy and lifelong learning. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profiles are being completed, tech prep programs prepare completers with advanced skills in high technology occupations, and Ohio's Adult Vocational Education Full-Service Centers enhance on-the-job performance and improve quality of work life. Goal 6 is safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. Vocational student organizations are active in antidrug and alcohol campaigns. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), High Risk Students, Integrated Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Postsecondary Education, School Readiness, State Programs, Student Organizations, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio