ERIC Number: ED099597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Education Advisory Councils: A Plan For Development.
Hoke, Fred; Jobe, Max E.
American industry, absorbing change at an accelerating rate and therefore changing rapidly in its manpower needs, is supplied by educational institutions largely blind to the need for change, since educators have not used long-term manpower forecasts as guides in continuing curriculum revision. Two kinds of advisory councils are: one whose duty is to review the total system-wide curriculum, facilities, and local manpower needs; or a second, of more limited function, composed of business and industrial men and women familiar with job requirements and able to update curriculum in vocational areas to assure entry-level job skills for students. Objectives and priorities for a council should be clearly defined by the local board of education. Membership should reflect the occupational possibilities in the community and members should be selected from those who have demonstrated an interest in education and the ability to organize and direct volunteer groups. After an initial goal-setting meeting the council must determine its own organization, subcommittee assignments, subcommittee operation, coordination of activities, and relationship with the board of education and staff. The initiative of the chairman is crucial to the effectiveness of the council. (SA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Education, Citizens Councils, School Community Relationship
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