ERIC Number: ED045473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-6
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Helping Youth Bridge the Gap from School to Work Through Manpower and Economic Education.
Darcy, Robert L.
American Vocational Journal, v44 n3 p57-60 Mar 1969
For most Americans the pursuit of happiness begins with the simple fact of a good job. Manpower policy is aimed at improving job opportunities and earning for the American people. To help young people bridge the gap from school to work we must assist them not only to acquire vocational information and job skills, but we must also help them to understand the broad socio-economic environment in which they will work, as productive human resources, and live as men and women. A program of manpower education approaches the study of work and the economic system from the point of view of man in his capacity as a human resource, functioning on the productive side in the economic process where the creative instinct of workmanship may be expressed. Its dual objective is manpower development and socio-economic understanding of the world of work. An example course centers around the world of economics, technology and change, economic and noneconomic dimensions of work, rational decision making and career planning, the manpower market, occupational opportunities in the U.S. economy, and manpower skills and the economic value of education. Students taking the course showed a change of attitude, increased knowledge, and a positive course rating. The course is limited in that it cannot do the entire job for successful labor force participation, and it is designed to meet only the general needs of secondary students. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Curriculum Design, Economics, Employment Programs, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
M. H. Russell Center for Economic Education, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923 (1-10 copies free)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Henderson State College, ARadelphia, AR. M.H. Russell Center for Economics Education.