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ERIC Number: ED053309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-26
Pages: 13
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Educating For The Real World.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
For a variety of reasons, vocational education has not made it in America. Our high schools have not been able to make sure that every young man and woman who receives a diploma is qualified either for immediate employment or further education. To solve the problems of this situation, the Office of Education is giving major emphasis to the design of a workable career education system that can be tested at a number of Federally financed pilot installations and, when satisfactorily developed, offered to the entire country. Along these lines three model career education programs are being developed--one for use in schools, a second to be generated within the business community, and a third to take place in the home. These models represent the first attempt to devise a career education system for virtually all Americans, from which the learner spins off at any level of maturity, whether as an auto mechanic or a physician, at the level of growth he chooses. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
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Note: Speech presented at the Banquet of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (12th Annual, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., May 26, 1971)