ERIC Number: ED388841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education in the United States: The Early 1990s.
Levesque, Karen; And Others
This publication provides educators, policymakers, and researchers with vocational education data through 1992. It begins with text and figures covering these key questions: what is vocational education? how widespread is vocational education participation? what types of vocational education do students take? to what extent do students with different demographic characteristics and disadvantaged or disabled students participate? how much academic preparation do vocational coursetakers receive? what outcomes are associated with participation? and what are other school-to-work programs schools and institutions offer? Appendix A presents extensive tables supporting the findings. The tables provide trend information on the decade spanning 1982-92 and information on public high school graduates and teachers and on nonbaccalaureate students in a variety of postsecondary institutions. The report also covers a number of key issues emphasized in the 1990 Perkins Act and echoed in the School-to-Work Opportunities Act: integration of academic and vocational education, access of special populations to high quality programs, and access of individuals to programs nontraditional for their sex. Information is also provided on most of the targeted populations identified in section 421 of the 1990 Perkins Act. Other appendixes contain a description of how variables were constructed to provide information on targeted populations, glossary, and 30-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Integrated Curriculum, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; School to Work Opportunities Act 1994
IES Cited: ED509777