Date of Award

1977

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Management Information Systems

Abstract

The Vocational Education Act of 1963 was designed to eliminate the unresolved problems of the Smith-Hughes Act and the George-Barden Act. The main purpose of the Vocational Education Act of 196) was to assist the States in strengthening and improving their existing vocational programs . The Vocational Education Act of 196) has within its structure a plan whereby it is constantly updated . All groups and occupations were included in the Vocational Education Act of 196) , except those who were professionals or working toward bachelor 's or higher degrees. "The act requires each State and each community to plan its vocational education programs with an eye always on the changes taking place in the economy and the world of work."

The major thrusts of the 196) act were incorporated in the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968. However, additional money was appropriated for other purposes, Certain portions of the additional funding were for the following :

1. Special interest groups.

2 . States which were developing long -range State Plans with advisory councils .

Definite changes in vocational education were made possible through the Vocational Education Act of 1963 and the Amendments of 1968. These acts motivated the States and the communities to improve their quality of education, specifically in the area of vocational training. "With the vocational education legislation of the sixties, provisions were extended to meet the needs of a nation experiencing scientific and technological expansion."

With the implementation of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976, some structure changes did take place in the original Vocational Education Act of 196). However, the administrating of the funds remained basically the same after the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976.

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