ERIC Number: ED455366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Major Needs of Career and Technical Education in the Year 2000: Views from the Field.
Lewis, Morgan V.
The major needs of career and technical education (CTE) in the year 2000 were assessed. The regional needs-sensing networks of the National Dissemination Center and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education were used to obtain input from members of the following stakeholder groups: state-level liaisons; representatives of professional and business/industry associations with an interest in CTE; faculty representatives of universities preparing CTE teachers; instructors of secondary and postsecondary CTE programs; and representatives of Native American nations and associations of racial/ethnic groups. Priorities related to the following areas of the CTE field were identified through 30 conference calls with 149 representatives of the 7 stakeholder groups: improving the image of CTE; exemplary practices; partnerships; teaching-learning; clearinghouses; instructors/administrators; professional development; technology and distance education; assessment; implications of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; skill shortages and basic skills; and multiple problems of constituents. (The following items are appended: description of the methods used to analyze the regional reports; report on the University of Illinois' test of Webboard; list of topics of information requests received by the question and answer service; samplings of postings to the Careertech discussion of the role/image of CTE; and list of participants in need-sensing networks through 2000.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, American Indians, Attitude Change, Basic Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Data Collection, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Information Sources, National Programs, Online Systems, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Systems Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.; National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, St. Paul, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998