ERIC Number: ED086833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Regional Occupational Education Center, 1973--King Philip Regional School District, Wrentham, Mass.
Engelhardt, David F.
To determine the research and planning tasks necessary for a regional career development program, the educational consulting firm of Engelhardt and Engelhardt, Inc. surveyed the needs and suggested a way to expand occupational education for adults and secondary students served by the King Philip Regional Schools. The need for career education and guidance was considered as the study cited five areas for investigation: the contributions of the home and elementary schools to career awareness, the economic underdevelopment of the region, its interstate character, building plans for school expansion, and the junior high and elementary school curricula. The main need for students appeared to be learning how to reach career goals and accompanying life styles. The tasks of an occupational education center were determined to be: assess continuing needs; utilize information retrieval and research; diffuse and disseminate information; provide individual attention to the students; initiate and implement a program of career education; and see that the program is properly administered, researched, evaluated, and developed. Peripheral ideas were considered. It was suggested that consultants and local resource persons be employed to meet the specific needs of the center. (A tentative list of contacts is included.) (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Curriculum, Education Service Centers, Educational Programs, Elementary School Curriculum, Program Development, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engelhardt and Engelhardt, Inc., Purdy Station, NY.; King Philip Regional School District, Wrentham, MA.
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