ERIC Number: ED045474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Vocational Education: The Bridge Between Man and His Work. Publication 1. Highlights and Recommendations from the General Report of the Advisory Council on Vocational Education, 1968.
Henderson State College, ARadelphia, AR. M.H. Russell Center for Economics Education.
Three basic concepts of education for employment are discussed. It is stated that vocational and academic education can no longer be compartmentalized. Education is mandatory for employment in modern society. Vocational education should be a basic objective of all education. Second, technological and economic progress demand change. Appropriately prepared persons must be highly adaptable, and this is viewed as requiring continuous learning. Finally, freedom of opportunity is measured by the individual range of choice. Education can increase this range. From these, five operation principles are discussed: not limiting vocational education to particular skills, school assistance, formal occupational preparation, and development of the individual. A unified system of vocational educational education is seen as necessary. It should begin in the lowest grades and continue throughout the educational experience. The curriculum should be spiral, and postsecondary occupational preparation should be a goal. The program should include fieldwork, and the school's obligation should continue past graduation. Creation of an occupational preparation system must be a continuing pursuit. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Secondary Education, Social Adjustment, Spiral Curriculum, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
M. H. Russell Center for Economic Education, Henderson State College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923 (1-100 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.