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ERIC Number: ED074304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career, Culture and Consciousness: A Study of the Social and Theoretical Bases of Career Education.
Willers, Jack C.
Conflicting attitudes toward current American social problems may emphasize either the instabilities of social crisis and cultural confusion or the formulating of a more meaningful future through intelligent action. Particularly in the field of education both the despairing critics and the hopeful reformers are in obvious conflict today. Thus, career education--the education of the masses for democratic participation in redesigning their own future--is becoming a major force for educational reform and also for the redirection and stabilization of social forces. Career education programs will increasingly contribute to the economic, political, and cultural life-styles of our future society. Knowledge and understanding of the bases of career education are imperative for designing such programs. The present American infatuation for the instantaneous and the accelerated is dangerous. It may be significant that the Greek word for "instant" is derived from the verb meaning "to waste, to ravage". Human development cannot be instant, biologically or psychologically. A new career educational sequencing is needed in which learning becomes a form of continuing growth and life, not just achieving some marketable skill. Career education has the responsibility of teaching the skills of evaluation as well as those of production. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.