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Vocational Education Opportunities [microform] / Robert M. Worthington
Bib ID 5454705
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Worthington, Robert M
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
25 p. 

Vocational education is a key to the education of the future, as the schools absorb more responsibility for preparing students to enter a rapidly expanding job market. Although there are great visions for the future of vocational education, there must be concern for daily details of financial management, personnel motivation, and administrative planning. The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act is being implemented. The U.S. Department of Education is providing assistance in its implementation through the ADVOCNET electronic mail network in lieu of expensive travel. In the implementation of the Act, there are five key areas for regulations: (1) vocational education improvement, innovation, and expansion programs; (2) excess costs requirements for funding handicapped and disadvantaged student programs; (3) state administration--7 percent allocation; (4) expenditure formulas for programs for limited-English-speaking persons; and (5) Title III Consumer and Homemaking Education and Guidance and Counseling programs. Another key concern is the Federal budget. Some priorities for discretionary projects funding include bilingual vocational education, programs for Indians and Hawaiians, the correctional education program, the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, and the Curriculum Coordination Center. The key to all of these activities is industry-education partnerships. This is a time of great opportunity for education, time to go forward with not only the three R's but also the three C's--content, character, and choice. (KC)


ERIC Note: Paper presented to the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education (Washington, DC, April 25, 1985).

Educational level discussed: Postsecondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Economic Development.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Educational Innovation.  |  Educational Trends.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Federal Regulation.  |  Federal State Relationship.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Program Improvement.  |  School Role.  |  Secondary Education.  |  State Federal Aid.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984
Form/genre Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC
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