ERIC Number: ED375261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
State Level Coordination of Education and Job Training Policy Development. Analyses and Recommendations.
Moussouris, Linda; Green, James L., Ed.
A study examined state-level coordination of education and job training policy development in Massachusetts. Selected representatives of Massachusetts' four secretariats, 30-40 agencies, and governing and advisory councils/boards responsible for oversight of the commonwealth's education/training programs were interviewed. It was recommended that state-level organizations/entities take the following actions to coordinate work-related education and training policy: improve programs to collect and communicate information regarding the state's economic/work force needs; attempt to act as a conduit for increasing flows of occupational trend and economic development information to and from local practitioners; determine the kinds of resources and support that local organizations need to fulfill their planning responsibilities; intervene to simplify and systematize processes of applying for state funds/resources; determine ways of facilitating (removing obstacles to) the formation of linkages between schools, training providers, and industry; help vocational education programs take a more systematic approach to meeting Massachusetts' current skill quandaries; increase support for tech prep; and consider adopting successful international models of linking school and work and learning strategies identified as promising in U.S.-based research studies. The interview schedule is appended. Contains 173 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, Job Training, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Action, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts