ERIC Number: ED056166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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The Secretary's Regional Conferences on Vocational Education, Seattle. Summary, 1971.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
At this Region X conference called by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 157 participants from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho met to discuss how career education needs of youth and adults and the needs of the economy are being met by schools in their communities, to determine the role that vocational education is playing in the process, and to identify methods of redirecting education in the 1970's in order to prepare secondary students for immediate employment or further education. The consensus of the 2-day conference was that schools must focus attention on the career needs of all students, not just those going to college. To accomplish this, schools must consider new approaches through revised and broadened curriculums and place considerably more emphasis on guidance and counseling services that aid the student in his career choice irrespective of his desired goal. The education process must be supplemented by and coordinated with other agencies which will provide a continuous process of career selection, preparation, and placement. Other regional conference summaries are available as VT 013 836, VT 013 837, VT 014 204-014 210, and VT 014 228 in this issue. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.