ERIC Number: ED092736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-23
Reference Count: N/A
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Schools Committee for Economic Education, Inc.
Saunders, Charles B., Jr.
The following remarks were made by the U. S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Education: America has made progress in education and social justice but many problems (high school dropouts, jobs not commensurate with employee skills and abilities, and unsatisfying work) are far from solved. Current programs and Federal career education initiative have the potential to alleviate many of these problems. Three broad goals identified for career education activities are the improvement of: the quality of career choice, the individual's opportunity for career entry, and the individual's opportunity for career advancement. Title NINE of the Education Amendments of 1972, pertaining to the elimination of sex discrimination will result in many changes and will open educational opportunities to women now. All courses of study and classes must be open to all students, vocational schools will become coeducational, and the content of some courses will need adaptation to eliminate traditional sex biases. Moreover, significant changes will occur in physical education to provide money and facilities for equitable boys' and girls' athletic programs. Another major change required will involve the reexamination of the employment situation of women in our educational system (number of women in administration, lower salaries of women, and promotional practices). (EA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Ladders, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Employed Women, Equal Education, Job Satisfaction, Physical Education, Sex Discrimination, Speeches, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972