ERIC Number: ED080661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: The Role of Adult Education.
Moore, Allen B.
Predicated on the belief that there exist no vast distinctions between career education and adult education as programs which have as their objective, helping to make youth and adults more objective decision makers and personally self-fulfilling, productive individuals, this paper is intended for local directors of adult and career education activities. Differing mainly in regard to time-frame and comprehensiveness of scope, career education and adult education hinge heavily upon each other for their ultimate success. Career education considers the total economic progress and decision-making processes of the individual, while adult education concerns itself with the individual's access to, entry into, exit from, and reentry into educational experiences that will facilitate any identified need of the individual. Adult education coordinators can do much to strengthen the existing bond between the two programs. Some of the things which can be done are: (1) Provide programs to fit the students rather than admit only those who meet prerequisites of the particular programs, (2) Plan more extensively and cooperatively with administrators, teachers, and students for postsecondary programs or "next step" level educational needs, and (3) Give more emphasis to data collection, goal clarification, and evaluation activities. (Author/SN)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Articulation (Education), Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Dropouts, Institutional Role, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Research Reviews (Publications)
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.