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Update on the Condition of Vocational Education 1985 [microform] / Robert M. Worthington
Bib ID 5458845
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Worthington, Robert M
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
20 p. 

The U.S. Department of Education has shown support for vocational education through a number of initiatives. Task forces on, for example, defense preparedness and entrepreneurship education have been established at the national level. Two new programs--corrections education and rural education--have been established and have had a significant impact. In partnership with other organizations the Department has initiated a series of major development projects to enhance work force education and training. Major issues of importance to vocational education are lack of the basic academic skills in youth, international competitiveness, national defense, and productivity. Vocational education is related to many elements of change in society, including demographics (lower birth rates, an aging work force), students' lack of basic skills, national policy, and legislation. Vocational education is marked by progress at all levels. The Department has particularly focused on priority initiatives. Perhaps one of the brightest accomplishments of the vocational education field is its capacity for incorporating and demonstrating choice, content, and character. Careful, responsible research is the key to keeping vocational education on the cutting edge. For example, research has shown that vocational education plays a role in preventing dropouts, benefits graduates in the work force, and benefits employers. (YLB)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Fall Leadership Development Conference of the State Directors of Vocational Education (San Antonio, TX, September 18, 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 Adult Vocational Education.  |  Educational Assessment.  |  Educational Benefits.  |  Educational Environment.  |  Educational Research.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Role of Education.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Vocational Education.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC
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