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NAVE Interim Report Released

Magazine article Techniques

NAVE Interim Report Released

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The long-awaited National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE) report has been issued, and the interim report "presents a small, but significant part of a comprehensive research agenda being conducted under NAVE."

Marsha Silverberg, NAVE analyst for secondary education issues was one of the speakers at ACTE's National Policy Seminar, which was held in Washington, D.C., last March. She told attendees at the seminar about the upcoming report and said that, "Vocational education is still a very significant part of the way high school students spend their time."

According to the report, "Nearly half of all high school students and about one-third of college students are involved in vocational programs as a major part of their studies. Perhaps as many as 40 million adults--one in four-engage in shortterm postsecondary occupational training."

In its study, NAVE found that four key themes emerged:

* Current education, labor market and policy trends are likely to broaden Perkins reauthorization debates. …

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