ERIC Number: ED108431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and the Handicapped Person.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
The implications of career education are considered for handicapped persons. It is explained that career education consists of all experiences for learning about work; and basic definitions are given for "work", "career", "vocation", "occupation", "leisure" and "education". Work as a basic human need and human right is discussed; and economic, sociological and psychological reasons for working are explored. Statistical predictions concerning underemployment and unemployment of handicapped high school graduates during the next four years are cited in order to emphasize the necessity of making career education opportunities available. Stressed as particularly relevant for the handicapped are basic career education principles such as the right to choose from among a wide range of personally meaningful work possibilities and emphasis upon accomplishment and discovery of an individual's talents rather than his limitations. (LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to Forum of National Organizations (October 25, 1973)