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ERIC Number: ED078124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-10
Pages: 14
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Voices From the Real World.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
Symptoms of the need for substantial change in post secondary and higher education are evident. Enrollments are down, the dropout rate among first and second year students remain high, and there is the issue of over-qualification. Of even more concern than over-qualification is under-qualification, as evidenced by the 2.5 million young people who leave high schools and colleges each year without marketable skills to enter an economy that increasingly looks toward specific competencies. Young people should be able to leave formal schooling at any level with a solid, marketable skill. The concept of career education is offered as a means of acquainting children in the early grades with the many broad career fields open to them so that they may have the opportunity to explore career fields through their junior high school years and have a career goal by the time they reach high school. Should they elect post secondary education, they must make the eventual transition from high school with definite ideas concerning their careers. Post secondary institutions must increase their adaptability for providing continuity of career education programs for students initiated in high school. (SB)
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Note: Presented at the Annual Conference of the Council of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences (Washington, D. C., November 10, 1972)