ERIC Number: ED050295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Career Education--More Than A Name.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
The career education concept should replace vocational education so that more of the American people can receive the benefits that are being provided students in vocational education. It is necessary to begin to construct a sound, systematized relationship between education and work, a system which will make it standard practice to teach every student about occupations and the economic enterprise and which will increase career options for each individual. The National Center for Educational Research and Development is concentrating on the development of three model career education programs. The first model, oriented directly toward the school setting, would affect kindergarten through junior college by reshaping the curriculum to focus directly on the concept of career development. The second model would be created, developed, operated, and supported primarily by business in companionship with the schools. This program would concentrate on the 13 to 20 age group who have left school without needed competencies. The final model is a plan to use the home and community institutions to reach and teach persons with limited formal school and skills needed in successful employment. Such programs will give vocational education the national prestige that it needs. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Note: Speech Presented to the Meeting of State Directors of Vocational Education (Annual, Washington, D.C., May 4, 1971)