ERIC Number: ED106262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Teacher Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
The current status of career education can be described at local, state, and national levels. Although 5,000 of the 17,000 school districts in the U.S. have initiated some kind of career education effort, fewer than 500 have received federal funds. The quantity of effort expended at the local school district level has exceeded the quality by a very wide margin. State involvement has been strong--both in preparing materials for career education and in funding--and is continuing to grow in strength. At the federal level, career education has received considerably more rhetoric than concrete action. Many professional organizations have studied and endorsed the career education concept. When one considers this combination of local, state, and national activity in career education, it seems appropriate to conclude that career education represents a topic that should no longer be ignored by teacher education institutions. There are some assumptions that teacher education institutions should consider as they adopt positions and take actions regarding career education. These are: (a) that the increasingly close relationships between education and the world of paid employment should be reflected in educational change; (b) that the word "work" is a viable one for use in the conceptualization of career education; (c) that the days of educational isolationism, both within and outside our formal education system, are past; and (d) that all professional educators are key functionaries in implementation of the career education concept. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the United States Office of Education Career Education and Teacher Education Conferences (Philadelphia, Kansas City, March 4, 18, and April 30, 1975)