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This report is designed to help the educational community develop the "all aspects of the industry" (AAI) strategy promoted in the Perkins Vocational Education Act. The introduction describes the current status of AAI and elaborates on three arguments for it: (1) AAI is a pedagogic strategy that promotes more effective learning; (2) better prepares students for varied and changing roles; and (3) is employment preparation for the restructured workplace. Section 2 provides background information on graphic communications industries. It identifies three broad reasons why firms have not moved faster towards an innovative production organization or the broader training that might accompany it: (1) issues having to do with the labor supply, educational programs, and institutions that serve the industry; (2) the day-to-day demands of production; and (3) the threat to traditional divisions and categories. Section 3 illustrates how these three factors interact in a case study of printing schools. Section 4 describes a school that has successfully transformed its strong graphic arts program. Section 5 provides background on the apparel industry and discusses two educational programs for production workers. Section 6 focuses on training for nonproduction jobs and provides a case study of two growing and successful associate degree programs that train fashion designers and merchandisers. The final section summarizes findings and suggests policy directions with an emphasis on overcoming barriers to the spread of AAI. Contains 37 references. (YLB)
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National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.