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ERIC Number: ED067450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 13
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The Need for Career Education.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
For most of us, a lot of hard work and simple luck was involved in our career preparation and job placement. There should be a better way, a way that is planned and available to all. This career plan should be an integral part of the educational system, from career awareness for elementary grade youngsters to either marketable skills or preparation for advanced training for high school students. Career education must include vocational education because most of our youth must develop job skills while in school, whether or not they go beyond high school. There is a great need for redirecting guidance and counseling at all levels, because in order to choose a career one must first know how to make occupational decisions. Career education does not favor any group but is for each child and young adult and also for anyone of any age who wants to raise his potential. In the past many have not been prepared for the world of work during their school years; the need in terms of human resources and financial investment is greater than ever. Clearly, career education is an idea whose time has come. (MF)
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Note: Presentation at Career Education Workshop (New York, April 5, 1972)