ERIC Number: ED105435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Reading and Career Education. Perspectives in Reading No. 19.
Nielsen, Duane M.; Hjelms, Howard F.
The articles in this monograph are based on the papers presented at a Perspectives in Reading Conference held as a presession to the International Reading Association's 1974 annual convention. The articles focus on the development of a new conception of vocational education, arguing that reading and study skills essential in certain vocations should be identified and taught from the beginning grades. Section one establishes the historical roots of the concept of career education, stresses the importance of the teacher's role and educational accountability, argues that skill in and love of reading are the most important things a person can learn in school, identifies career initiatives sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education, and reviews the career education activities sponsored by the National Institute of Education. Section two describes and analyzes the reading requirements being established for career education. The third section describes several innovative career education programs and reports on the efforts of the U.S. Office of Education to improve career education through its Vocational Education Demonstration Program. (RB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Education, Educational Programs, Literacy, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.