ERIC Number: ED053309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-26
Reference Count: 0
Educating For The Real World.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
For a variety of reasons, vocational education has not made it in America. Our high schools have not been able to make sure that every young man and woman who receives a diploma is qualified either for immediate employment or further education. To solve the problems of this situation, the Office of Education is giving major emphasis to the design of a workable career education system that can be tested at a number of Federally financed pilot installations and, when satisfactorily developed, offered to the entire country. Along these lines three model career education programs are being developed--one for use in schools, a second to be generated within the business community, and a third to take place in the home. These models represent the first attempt to devise a career education system for virtually all Americans, from which the learner spins off at any level of maturity, whether as an auto mechanic or a physician, at the level of growth he chooses. (JS)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Labor Force Development, Program Design, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Role, Speeches, Systems Approach, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Note: Speech presented at the Banquet of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (12th Annual, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., May 26, 1971)