ERIC Number: ED097478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: The Epistemology of Career Education and the Development Via Delphi Technique of the Conceptual Career Education Model for Yonkers, New York. Interim Report.
Fintzy, Leonard I.
The purpose of the career education project of the public school system of Yonkers, New York was to develop a conceptual model program appropriate for the diversified urban composition of Yonkers by use of the delphi technique to gain a broad consensus of and commitment to the basic premises of the career education model. A two-round, 35-statement survey of attitudes, concerns, and needs polling professional staff, students, parents, and business representatives revealed consensus on 32 of the statements. A strong need was indicated for career education for all students and grades, career education concepts and activities infused into the total curriculum, active teacher/administrator implementation, and community participation in program development. The model is based on continuous individual development in phases of awareness, development (personal and career) and competency (personal, social, economic and occupational). Piloting efforts have commenced in the four elementary schools used in the survey, inservice programs have been developed, and community-career education dialogue has been established for feedback. More than half of the document consists of a review of related literature, a comprehensive bibliography, and appendixes of supportive project data. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yonkers City School District, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York