ERIC Number: ED059402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Review and Synthesis of Foundations for Career Education.
Herr, Edwin L.
To identify conceptual elements and trends leading to career education so that assumptions which the term represents are clear to program developers and decision-makers, an analysis was made of available historical, philosophical, conceptual, and theoretical literature. The analysis offers substantiation that the antecedents of career education reside in both vocational education and guidance, and that the term "career education," so far as it is presently articulated, does have significant support from these knowledge domains. During the past century, much of the support for the antecedents to career education has come from the needs of a labor market changing from an agricultural to a technical character. A review of existing projects reveals that only a few meet the levels of integration, synthesis, or longitude now expected of career education. There has been more emphasis on career programs at the elementary and junior high levels than at the senior high school level or beyond. The evolution of career development theories has stimulated programs of a prevocational character placed earlier in the life of children. Many research requirements are stimulated by career education, and these needs are listed. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Preliminary Edition