ERIC Number: ED358333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Education Goals and Standards. Hearing on Examining the Need To Improve National Education Standards and Job Training Opportunities. Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document contains written and oral statements from 11 U.S. Senators and the Secretaries of Education and Labor concerning the need to improve education standards and job training opportunities for youth. According to the witnesses, legislation has been introduced that will begin such changes, and boards will be set up to establish standards of what students should know. Testimony stressed that a more rigorous curriculum is needed than would have been true a generation ago, since jobs now require higher-level skills. It was noted that other countries have technical-level degrees between high school and college that allow workers to get high-paying jobs. The United States should also develop such a system of technical training and a credential that employers would recognize. Continually stressed was the need to make greater efforts to meet the needs of children early, and to create a technically trained work force. (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Hearings, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, National Standards, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.