ERIC Number: ED062521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: A Handbook for Implementation.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Developed by educators with the help of an advisory group, this handbook was prepared for use with a film and slide presentation at a series of national conferences designed to familiarize decision makers with the nature and advantages of career education. Each of the four chapters of the handbook addresses a single question. In the first chapter, the concept of career education is defined and its components examined. The second explores the sources of dissatisfaction with education. A variety of programs throughout the country are described in the third chapter and a conceptual model of career education is offered. The fourth and longest chapter provides guidelines in 10 action steps for use in implementing the program. Implementation must occur at two levels--the policy level and the instructional level, and state leadership bodies must take the responsibility for supporting implementation. No matter what the level, there are ten action steps which must be undertaken in four phases: (1) define the goals and sell the program, (2) organize resources, (3) implement the program, and (4) evaluate, improve, expand and maintain. These ten steps are described in some detail. (CD)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Career Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Guidelines, Guides, Leadership, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE5.6/2:C18, $.55)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.