ERIC Number: ED415436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-24
Overview of Vocational Education. Hearing on Examining the Status of Vocational Assistance and Its Role in Workforce Development and the Administration's Views on Reforming the Federal Investment in Vocational Education, of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This congressional report contains testimony examining the status of vocational assistance and its role in work force development and the Clinton Administration's views on reforming the federal investment in vocational education. Testimony was provided by two U.S. senators (James M. Jeffords, Vermont; Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts) and representatives of the following agencies and organizations: U.S. Department of Education; American Federation of Teachers; Vocational Education Task Force; National Center for Research in Vocational Education; Information Technology Association of America; New Urban High School Project; Clark-Theders Insurance Group; Center for Occupational Research and Development; and Office of Vocational and Technical Education of the Mississippi Department of Education. The following were among the topics discussed: the adequacy of vocational education policy and practices for the 21st century; the role of community and technical colleges in labor force development; career guidance and counseling services provided through the Perkins Act; proposed changes in the Perkins Act to streamline the vocational education system, improve it, and increase its flexibility and accountability; vocational education funding formulas and financing; school-to-work; national skill standards; business and industry views regrading the role of vocational education and skills needed for the work; work-based learning; and vocational education in urban settings. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Hearings, Information Technology, Labor Force Development, National Standards, Policy Formation, Program Improvement, Public Policy, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990