ERIC Number: ED086798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Disadvantaged Students.
Leonard, George E.; Rayburn, Wendell G.
This article presents a rationale for the initiation of the career education movement in discussing the increasing emergence within the last few years of technological advances in America. Comprehensive and vocationally oriented, career education is designed to provide students with opportunities and experiences which will prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and worthwhile citizens. Because of its structure, career education is particularly tailored to meet the needs of the disadvantaged youth. His participation in its programs at the various grade levels will provide for him the experiences he needs to develop vocational skills, social interaction skills, personal independence, and self dignity. Specifically, career education would build basic subjects in Grades 1 through 12 around career opportunities and labor market requirements. Included in its scope are provisions for: (1) career orientation at the elementary level, (2) job exploration at the junior high level, and (3) job preparation or post-secondary study at the senior high level. (Author/VT)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Curriculum Design, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Occupational Information, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Product Utilization, The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.50)
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.