ERIC Number: ED080726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What Is Career Education? A Conversation with Sidney P. Marland, Jr. and James D. Koerner.
Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
On October 27, 1972 Dr. Sidney P. Marland, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Dr. James D. Koerner, Program Officer, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, joined with the Board of Directors and the staff of the Council for Basic Education in a conversation about career education. The proceedings were recorded and this paper contains most of the remarks made on that occasion. Dr. Marland first framed the topic of career education, stating that it is still a concept, not a blueprint, but an all-inclusive concept ranging from the elementary grades through postsecondary education with particular meaning for the world of adult education. Dr. Koerner then commented on Dr. Marland's remarks, expressing his concern with both the term and the concept of career education and emphasizing that basic education is the real need along with some old-fashined vocational education. Others at the meeting engaged in dialog with the two speakers, arriving at no specific conclusions but perhaps a better understanding of Dr. Marland's concept of career education. (MF)
Descriptors: Career Education, Divergent Thinking, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, General Education, Quality of Life, Relevance (Education), Vocational Education
Council for Basic Education, 725 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Number 20, $.50, $.40 in quantity)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Proceedings of a conversation between Drs. Marland and Koerner and the Board of Directors and Staff of the Council for Basic Education (October 27, 1972)