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Carl Perkins Acts of 1984, 1990, and 1998

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Alicia Hampton

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By: Alicia Hampton
Sara Wendt
Keith Mentnech
Ashley Amen
Jacob Stroda Carl Perkins Acts Historical Perspective -In 1963, Carl D. Perkins introduced the Vocational Education Act of 1963 and it was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson.
-Following this act, Carl D. Perkins became the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.

-Jackson's Mill Industrial Arts Curriculum Theory in 1981, named Industrial Arts a "comprehensive" study.

-The Vocational Education Act of 1963, 1968, and 1976 focused mostly on High School Programs, neglecting opportunities for Adults and Perkins felt that he need to re-emphasize the importance of Vocational Studies to the future of America. Purposeful Thinking 1. Assist States
2. Equal Access to Vocational Education Programs
3. Promote high quality Vocational Education
4. Improve and Assist students with new technologies
5. Teach students skills that are in high demand
6. Improve Employment Skills
7. Provide support services
8. Reduce sex-role stereotyping in employment
9. Start programs to meet needs Carl Perkins Act of 1984 -Name to recognize a long-time chairmen of the House Education and Labor Committee.

-Chosen to improve the Smith-Hughes and the George-Borden Act and become a permanent commitment of the federal government.

-The purpose of the bill was to provide equal opportunities in the job preparedness for the demanding labor force.

-Moreover, to keep the United States updated on current technology. Carl Perkins Act of 1990 Carl Perkins Act of 1998 Through the Carl Perkins Act, Congress aimed to: -Amended to provide vocational education to those disadvantage students and give a “school-to-work” two year programs at community colleges.

-Reauthorized the 1984 Perkins Act and increased vocational education funding through 1995 to $1.6 billion.

-Emphasized the integration of vocational and academic instruction.

-Instituted the new "Tech Prep" program supported by William Ford, chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. -Reauthorization Act introduced in 1997 to the 105th Congress.
-Bills approved by House and Senate were very different. This resulted in a long process of compromise and negotiation extending through much of 1998.
-Signed into law by President William Clinton on October 31, 1998.

-Offers greater spending flexibility of federal funds for vocational education.
-Maintains vocational education as a separate educational system administered program.
-"Tech Prep" reform initiatives and academic-vocational integration in instruction are continued.
-Also known as Perkins III, this developed a workforce system on the local and state levels.
-In addition, reintegrating the programs with partnerships of business, labor organizations, and institutions of higher education allowing Baccalaureate degrees to be awarded. Works Cited Jason Lee Davis . History of Industrial/Technical Education. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/cct/history.htm. [Last Accessed 1 October 2012].

Phipps, L., Osborne, E., Dyer, J., Ball, A., (2008). 'Development of School-Based Agricultural Education'. In: Rosenbaum, David (ed), Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools. 6th ed. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning . pp.(28-35).
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