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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2466

PUBLIC LAW 98-524—OCT. 19, 1984 "TITLE IV—NATIONAL PROGRAMS "PART A—RESEARCH "RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

20 USC 2401.

Ante, p. 2435.

"SEC. 401. It is the purpose of this part— "(1) to authorize research activities which contribute to improving the access to vocational education programs of individuals who are disadvantaged, who are handicapped, women who are entering nontraditional occupations, adults who are in need of retraining, individuals who are single parents or homemakers, individuals with limited English proficiency, and individuals who are incarcerated in correctional institutions; "(2) to improve the competitive process by which research projects are awarded; "(3) to encourage the dissemination of findings of research projects assisted under this Act to all States; and "(4) to authorize research activities which are readily applicable to the vocational education setting and are of practical application to vocational education administrators, counselors, and instructors and others involved in vocational education. "RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

20 USC 2402. Supra.

"SEC. 402. (a) In order to carry out the objectives set forth in section 401, the Secretary shall conduct applied research on aspects of vocational education specifically related to this Act. Such research may be conducted through the National Institute of Education or any other division of the Department of Education which the Secretary determines to be appropriate. Such research shall include— "(1) effective methods for providing quality vocational education to handicapped individuals, disadvantaged individuals, men and women in nontraditional fields, adults, individuals who are single parents or homemakers, individuals with limited English proficiency, and individuals who are incarcerated in correctional institutions; "(2) strategies for coordinating local, State, and Federal vocational education, employment training, and economic development programs to maximize their efficacy and for improving worker training and retraining; "(3) the constructive involvement of the private sector in public vocational education; "(4) successful methods of reinforcing and enhancing basic academic skills in vocational settings; "(5) the development of curriculum materials and instructional methods relating to new and emerging technologies, and assessments of the nature of change in the workplace and its effect on individual jobs; "(6) the identification of institutional characteristics which improve the preparation of youth and adults for employment; and "(7) the development of effective methods for providing quality vocational education to individuals of limited English proficiency, including research related to bilingual vocational training.