ERIC Number: ED179687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Six Views on Three Issues Related to Education and Work. Report of a Symposium in Debate Form Held June 28, 1977.
Heyneman, Stephen P., Ed.
This report presents six papers resulting from a symposium held June 28, 1977, to debate the validity of three assumptions on education-and-work programs, particularly in relation to youth employment. Question 1, "Who should say what a child should prepare for: the child or the community?", is answered by Peter Schrag and Margaret Fallers, both of whom agree that adult intervention is necessary but disagree on the methods to be used. Question 2, "Can we predict which skills will be saleable?", is responded to by Garth L. Mangum and C. Arnold Anderson. Mangum says, given that U.S. occupational structure is fairly stable, we should concentrate on developing criteria for determining individual skills and look closely at the important issues of career education. Anderson states that because the job possibilities for students cannot be forecasted reliably, appropriate preparatory classes cannot be specified in more than general terms. The third issue, "Collaboration between education, labor, and business--is there sufficient impetus?", is discussed by Willard Wirtz and David K. Cohen. Their papers examine (1) the effects of unemployment and underemployment; (2) the transition from youth to adult; (3) the applicability of foreign education and work strategies to the United States; and (4) the collaboration efforts to date of schools, labor, and business. The last paper, by Steven P. Heynemann, summarizes the debates on the three issues. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Debate, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Essays, Failure, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Success, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Sponsored in part by the Federal Interagency Panel for Research on Adolescence