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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey
ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey
JACK F. KEMP, New York
PETER A. PEYSER, New York
RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut
GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
LLOYD MEEDS, Washington
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York
ALPHONZO BELL, California JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey PETER A. PEYSER, New York WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin
DAVID TOWELL, Nevada
ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky HERMAN BADILLO, New York WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
In November, 1971, the General Subcommittee on Education published a volume entitled, "Reports on the Implementation of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968." That volume documented the changes which had occurred in vocational and occupa-tional education since the enactment of Public Law 90-576. Its publication was well received by the education community and proved to be very useful to researchers, educators, and the public at large. The subcommittee, therefore, in continuing to fulfill its responsibility to oversee the administration of Federal education programs, has decided to compile a second volume containing current information on vocational and occupational education in every State, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
This volume will again include reports from the State directors of Vocational education, the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, and the State advisory councils on vocational education. The reports from the State directors of vocational education are contained in part I, since these reports present the most comprehensive and detailed information on the implementation of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 in each of the States and in the other jurisdictions. The subcommittee is indebted to the State directors for the time and energy which they obviously expended in preparing their reports especially for this volume.1
The 1972 Annual Report of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education is contained in part II of this volume. The subcommittee continues to be impressed by the work of the National Advisory Council and its staff.
An analysis of the reports of the State advisory councils on vocational education for fiscal year 1972 comprises part III. That analysis, which was prepared by the staff of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, lists the components of each of the State reports by subject area. A comparison of these State reports with the State reports contained in the subcommittee's 1971 publication shows clearly that many State advisory councils have grown to be perceptive, independent evaluators of the vocational education programs within their States.
There is no question that the Vocational Education Amendments of 1968 have provided new opportunities for many youngsters and adults. In our first report, we indicated that while great strides had been made in vocational education since 1968, a great deal remained to be accomplished. While this new volume clearly shows that progress is continuing to be made in vocational education, it also shows us how far we are from achieving our goal of securing for every American citizen an opportunity for vocational or occupational training in secondary schools, in post-secondary institutions, or in other institutions. CARL D. PERKINS,
Chairman, General Subcommittee on Education.
* See appendix for the outline which we requested the State directors to follow in preparing their reports. (See p. 1460.)