ERIC Number: ED106439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Report of a Wingspread Conference Sponsored by National Urban Coalition and Racine Environment Committee.
The aim of career education is stated to be to avoid tracking lower class students into a time-serving education, one-way jobs, and narrow lives by preparing all for careers of their choice. To date, most career education programs have been concentrated in the suburbs. The National Urban Coalition wants career education to be made part of the curriculum of urban schools, so as to increase the options available to low-income and minority students. To achieve this goal, the coalition is working to enlist business, labor, and service organizations in planning school curricula and supplying jobs and training during and after schooling. On October 21-22, 1974, a National Conference on Career Education took place at Wingspread, which was, to the knowledge of the conference convenors, the first national conference to focus on career education for inner city students. It brought together representatives of business, labor, public service organizations, school systems and government, to develop plans that would open doors to higher education and careers to low-income and minority students. The 55 participants sought to pinpoint the ingredients of a good career education program and determine what it takes to administer one successfully. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Minority Group Children, Public Policy, Urban Education, Urban Youth, Youth Employment
Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin 53401 (Free)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Urban Coalition, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.