Master of Arts (MA)
Ethics and Policy Studies
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This thesis is an interpretation and evaluation of the problems in the American education system which is failing American citizens by annually producing thousands of illiterates. Moreover, schools are failing to provide an adequate number of skilled workers for government, the military, and business and industry, and that trend will continue unless a drastic restructuring of the entire school system takes place; The paper examines reports on the crisis in education, reviews problems of illiteracy and the impact on technical skills, details concerns of the military, business and industry, and interested individuals regarding the quality of education in the U.S. Current efforts to solve the problem of mediocrity in education are considered, focusing on vocational education programs. Finally, the paper addresses issues of ethics involved in the failure to provide America's youth a quality education, and assesses the American work ethic.
American; Crisis; Education; Impact; Vocational
Education; Vocational education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Quade, Barbara Ann, "The crisis in American education: The impact on vocational education" (1989). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 83.