ERIC Number: ED080672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-21
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Career Education in The 1970's.
Burke, Fred G.
Statistics bear out the futility of the overemphasis of collegiate preparation at the elementary and secondary levels. To meet the challenge of relevance and utility, the role of formal vocational training has enjoyed increasing attention within the educational system in the past decade. Yet even with this, half of our nation's students are not being prepared for further education, for training, or for employment. A major revision in the educational delivery system is needed. In Rhode Island this is being approached at two levels, the preschool through Grade 12 level and the postsecondary and adult continuing education level. A task force has been created to study the postsecondary programs and services and to make recommendations for the development of an open university system. At the preschool through Grade 12 level, a program is being launched to develop the career education concept as the central theme of elementary and secondary education. The purpose of this State project is to test the theory that a career-oriented program is superior to the traditional orientation and to determine which components or techniques are most effective. Included in this accession are two additional papers, one outlining the development and evaluation components of the State career education project and the other further discussing this project under the title "Career Decision Making as the Focus of a K-12 Curriculum". (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island