ERIC Number: ED186707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Parent's Role in Career Development: Implications for Vocational Education Research and Development. Occasional Paper No. 60.
Schergens, Becky L.
The PTA continues to be engaged in projects and programs which relate to parents' and children's perception and understanding of the world of work, education, and career development. Current activities include a project focusing on television's effects on children and youth, the national PTA's Urban Education project determining issues in public education, and activities in the area of testing. The PTA supports career education and the parent's role, which involves two different functions: (1) guider of or resource for his or her own child and (2) advocate for increased opportunities in the area of career education for all children, with emphasis on the impact that parents can have at the community, state, and local levels. From parents children learn attitudes and motivations about work, careers, and goals. To positively influence their children, parents need to learn about employability skills, educational opportunties, needs assessment, and career education concepts. More research and development is needed to disseminate such information, materials, skill development, and the training of parents. Through the PTA parents can assume their roles as advocates for career and vocational education at all levels. (Questions and answers are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Responsibility, Information Dissemination, Parent Aspiration, Parent Associations, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Research Needs, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.90)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Parent Teacher Association
Note: Paper presented at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (Columbus, OH, 1980).