ERIC Number: ED097587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Career Education in 1974: A View From The Commissioner's Desk.
Bell, T. H.
The United States Commissioner of Education enumerated several positive aspects of the unanticipated success of career education: Section 406, Title 4, P.L. 93-380 made career education a law of the land; career education has been appropriated its own funds; a National Advisory Council on Career Education is to be formed; and further emphasis to the movement is expected to result from a joint DHEW, Department of Commerce, and Department of Labor investigation of the relationships between education and work. Support for career education at the State and local level and from non-governmental groups is also encouraging. A significant step has been taken with the publication of the Office of Education position paper on career education containing a generic definition of career education. It is hoped that career education will be primarily a State and local matter, and that creativity in that area will be encouraged. Its quality must be improved, and its effectiveness evaluated. Work remains to be done in implementing programs, particularly at the high school level and among special groups. The State coordinators are commended for ably filling their leadership role in making career education operational. (AG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference for State Coordinators of Career Education (Center for Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1974)