ERIC Number: ED080665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Local Administration of Programs.
Smith, George N.
Career education has been the focus of substantial thrusts in American education, both at the national and state levels, with program development and experimentation taking place in numerous local education agencies. Intended to aid school superintendents, principals, and career education project personnel in the conceptualization and implementation of career education programs, this paper synthesizes and describes the processes and concerns involved in the local administration of career education programs. Drawing upon experiences in implementing career education in Mesa, Arizona, one of six national school-based career education sites, the following topics were reviewed as possible difficulties and areas of concern: (1) interim and task force organizational structures and linkage-related issues, (2) program staffing, including utilization of existing staff or recruiting new staff, (3) continuity of organizational operations and maintaining expertise roles, (4) role conflict and the problem of alienation of the school principal, (5) teacher issues and teacher groups, (6) community issues, particularly minority concerns, and (7) quality control importance and factors. (SB)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrators, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Organizational Climate, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Role Conflict, Teachers
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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.