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Title:  Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000
Description: Vocational education at the turn of the century is an enterprise in transition. This publication addresses the primary question about the size of the enterprise at the secondary and postsecondary levels and whether it is growing, shrinking, or holding constant over time. The report also examines high school transcripts and presents findings about the academic preparation of high school students who participate in vocational education, relevant school reform efforts, and transitions after high school. To set the context for understanding these findings, the report describes economic and labor market trends and their implications for vocational programs, as well as changing workplace practices and employer perspectives on worker skills and proficiency.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: February 2000
Web Release: January 24, 2000
Print Release: February 29, 2000
Publication #: NCES 2000029
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Karen Levesque, Doug Lauen, Peter Teitelbaum, Martha Alt, Sally Librera, MPR Associates, Inc.
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Current Population Survey, October (CPS)
Career/Technical Education Statistics (CTES)
High School and Beyond (HS&B)
High School Transcript Studies (HST)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.