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ERIC Number: ED064479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-30
Pages: 46
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Perspectives on Career Education.
Taylor, Robert E.
The primary motive for developing career education is the large number of students graduating or leaving schools who are unable or ill-equipped to enter the labor force. This situation is compounded by a fragmented, disjointed, and uncoordinated educational system. The concept of career education is not a new or revolutionary idea; rather, it has evolved as a result of redirected educational goals, educational legislation, and research in human development. Career education has not been precisely defined, but it has been conceptualized as a systematic attempt to increase the career options open to students and to facilitate more rational and valid career planning and preparation. Career education is viewed as a developmental process beginning in kindergarten and extending throughout a student's schooling. The student progresses from awareness and orientation to exploration and skill development in a continuous advancement toward a career. Currently, there are four alternative ways of delivering or facilitating career education goals, including school-based, employer based, home-based, and residential-based models. Each of these models is described, and several factors to be considered in undertaking this major redirection of the American school system are presented and discussed. (Author/SB)
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Note: Presentation at the meeting of the Oregon Association of School Administrators (Corvallis, Oregon, March 30, 1972)