ERIC Number: ED075625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Career Education: The Student in Focus.
Maloney, W. Paul; Hefzallah, Ibrahim M.
Career education is a new approach that should be designed to develop a clear perspective of the students self and his role for a productive and satisfying life. Therefore, the initial and continuing priority in career education should focus on the student. It also necessitates career preparation for all students. The emphasis, however, should be shifted from job training to student self-awareness, and career choice is a by-product of self-awareness. In restructuring education to develop student self-awareness, five objectives have been identified and include: (1) recognition and articulation of individual differences and similarities, (2) recognition of changes in self and society, (3) decision-making based on critical thinking, (4) thrust for continued learning, and (5) constructive and satisfying use of leisure time. Concomitant with these objectives are the recognition of readiness, maturation, interest, and student participation in pre- and post-planning. Therefore, there must be transfer of potential achievement of these objectives to subsequent developmental stages to ensure the continued achievement of self-awareness throughout life. (Author/SB)
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Authoring Institution: Fairfield Univ., CT. Graduate School of Education.