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Kister, Joanna – 1993
The Perkins Act requires states to adopt systems of outcome-based standards and measures of performance for judging the success of local vocational programs and guiding program improvement. Criteria for the design of states' systems of performance measures and standards include the following: the measures should be defined clearly and precisely;…
Descriptors: Accountability, Competence, Competency Based Education, Critical Thinking
Brand, Betsy – 1990
In order to remain competitive, a new economic system requires employees to be better educated, be more creative, work in teams, solve problems, make decisions, and improve and upgrade skills and education. As technology advances and companies push employees to assume more responsibility, the traditional vocational system will be in the spotlight.…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Creativity, Decision Making Skills, Economic Change
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Buzzell, Charles H. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 1993
The classroom of the future and the future work force will be composed of more and more nontraditional students and employees including those with special needs. The nation's ability to succeed in a globally competitive economy depends upon how well all populations are educated and trained for the world of work--to his or her own abilities. (JOW)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
Jennings, James – 1992
The leadership of communities of color should reexamine vocational-technical education as a potentially effective channel for training Black and Latino youth. None of the five potential schooling channels--public schools, vocational schools and programs, employment training programs, apprenticeship and union programs, and prisons--has done an…
Descriptors: Black Education, Blacks, Community Development, Economic Progress
Stasz, Cathy; Grubb, W. Norton – 1991
The 1990 amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984 require the National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) to evaluate integration of academic and vocational education. NAVE's study has three integration goals: (1) to examine the themes and research issues; (2) to identify data and data gaps; and (3) to address…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Case Studies
Swanson, Gordon I. – Vocational Education Journal, 1991
Identifies flaws in the new Carl Perkins Act: mismatch between purpose and funding; micromanagement; attempts to legislate learning by specifying courses; legislation of methodology such as academic-vocational integration; failure to consider restructuring of the vocational education system; and failure to address the important federal role in…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Brand, Betsy – 1990
If educators, policymakers, and school administrators Employment Policy's current project on at-risk youth aged 9 to 15 school, graduate, and enjoy learning. Unfortunately, the current policy on education is targeted to young people who go on to college. Another fundamental problem with schools is that the school curriculum has become disconnected…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination
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Brown, James M.; And Others – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 1992
Tech prep can help special populations at risk of dropping out to be fully enfranchised in the work force. Its impact will depend on educators' willingness and ability to accommodate unique students. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, High Risk Students, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education
Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford. – 1993
The Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education made recommendations to improve education that would help students prepare for the work force. The council evaluated the following: its belief statement; the Connecticut economy; the state's ability to support technical jobs; and education and training for work in Connecticut,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development
Grubb, W. Norton – 1991
Federal and state policy makers face 11 issues in implementing the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Amendments of 1990. A preliminary issue is whether federal policy makers or the states should establish further definitions of and restrictions on what constitutes tech prep (articulated secondary-postsecondary technical preparation programs).…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning
Brand, Betsy – 1990
The U.S. Department of Education has undertaken a number of activities to implement the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act. Four regional meetings have been held to elicit opinions on regulatory issues. Four broad areas have been discussed: standards and measures, assessment and evaluations; state administration and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs