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ERIC Number: ED068595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 15
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Broadening the Concept of Career Education.
Gordon, Edmund W.
The advanced technology of modern communications has created a condition in which the contradictions of complex social orders, the atrocities of interpersonal, intertribal, and international conflicts, the inequities inherent in practically all of our social systems, as well as the richness of our cultural and technical accomplishments constantly bombard the human spirit with relentless assault and stimulation. Human beings, accustomed to far simpler social environments, have reacted to these inputs with habituation or adaptation. As these inputs increase in complexity and intensity, the process of habituation is likely to accelerate and the processes of adaptation must become more complex. Under such capacities the survival of man will increasingly depend on his capacity to use his intellectual power to adapt to his changing environment as well as on his ability to adapt the environment to his special needs. Such capacities are likely to be the product of learning experiences designed to cultivate the mind and spirit of man in ways which combine competence in the use of knowledge, compassionate and empathetic appreciation of values, and mastery of selected skills. It is then these three which must comprise the dimensions of career education--education which prepares for continued progress in the life of a person. (Author/JM)
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