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The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Atlanta. Summary, 1971 [microform]
Bib ID 5225349
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
91 p. 
Summary

This Region IV conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, brought together 280 participants from eight southern states to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met, to determine the role of vocational education in the process, and to identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's so that secondary students will be prepared for immediate employment or further education. Some highlights from group discussions during the 2-day conference are: (1) School administrators apparently do not desire to change curriculum to meet needs of industry, (2) Business and industry have vast resources that could be utilized by educators in the development of career education programs, (3) The cluster concept should be evaluated in light of present demands of the economy, with adjustments where necessary, (4) A closer relationship is needed between academic and vocational education, and (5) Teachers should be given an opportunity to improve through preservice and inservice teacher training. Summaries of other conference activities are included. Other regional conference reports are available as VT 013 385-013 387, and VT 014 205-014 210, and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)

Notes

ERIC Note: Report of a Region IV Conference (Atlanta, Ga., June 2-3, 1971).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agency Cooperation.  |  Career Education.  |  Career Planning.  |  Conference Reports.  |  Elementary School Curriculum.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Program Improvement.  |  School Business Relationship.  |  Secondary School Curriculum.  |  Student Needs.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Region 4
Other authors/contributors Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC
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