ERIC Number: ED383840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Legislative Principles for Career-Related Education and Training: What Research Supports.
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
This position paper synthesizes the findings of a review of the literature on career-related education and training and recommends the following nine statements as guiding principles of legislation concerning career-related education and training: lifelong learning programs will be most effective if they combine academic and vocational content; all secondary-level students can benefit from having the option of pursuing a career-related course of study integrating academic and vocational content with work-based learning; postsecondary institutions should continue to broaden and deepen tech prep and other occupational programs; teachers, administrators, counselors and other staff need time and support to develop programs meeting these objectives; career-oriented information, development, and counseling services must be improved, expanded, and integrated into the curriculum; employers must be mobilized to collaborate in providing work-related education and training; performance measurement and standards should be used to gauge program success and guide program improvement; more federal funds should be distributed to low-income areas, and states should be encouraged to develop their own technical assistance programs; and collaboration among career-related education and training programs in different institutions or with different funding sources should be facilitated. (Contains 56 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Integrated Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Models, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, School Business Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Specifications, Staff Development, Standards, State Federal Aid, Tech Prep, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.