ERIC Number: ED029990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Education and the Real World of Jobs.
This document focuses on five major themes: (1) What's Right and What's Wrong with Vocational Education, (2) Technology for Elementary School Children, (3) Setting Performance Objectives for Learning, (4) A Practical Program for "Real" Learning, and (5) Vocational Guidance: An Unfulfilled Challenge. It is recommended that vocational education needs to renew itself according to the following priorities: (1) implementing the chief recommendations of the 1963 panel of consultants on vocational education, (2) presenting a realistic picture of the world of work in elementary schools, (3) shifting an emphasis from "teaching," in which a dominant adult makes a series of external demands upon children for externally desired responses, to "learning," in which a student interacts directly and intimately with things and people and learns to generalize from these experiences, and (4) developing a whole new curriculum which emphasizes attainment through performance objectives. (CH)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Behavioral Objectives, Career Guidance, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Performance Criteria, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, Washington, DC.