ERIC Number: ED192040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Community Career Education Coordinator. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
This monograph represents one of the first systematic attempts made to discuss the concept of the "coordinator of career education" as a new kind of position in the K-12 system of American education. It reports discussions of experiences and recommendations of participants at miniconferences for local K-12 career education coordinators. The first section discusses whether a specific position entitled "career education coordinator" is essential. Recommendations made include the desirability of the position at the school district level and the necessary permanence of that position. A section on the duties and responsibilities of K-12 coordinators provides a few examples of some of the diversity in duties and responsibilities. In the next section specific examples are given of how, in several communities, persons serving as coordinators are using building level personnel as "key leaders" in carrying out career education roles and responsibilities. The fourth section follows general discussion of participant recommendations concerning coordinator responsibilities with a list of fifteen responsibilities, divided into networking, information and public relations, and professional educational and community collaboration responsibilities. In the next section six qualities to look for in a coordinator are recommended. The final section consists of thoughts and recommendations regarding placement of the coordinator in education's table of organization. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.