ERIC Number: ED109460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
The Linkage of Education with the World of Work and Career Development.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
As technology continues to increase the complexity of our occupational society and relationships between education and work become closer and closer, it becomes necessary to create for youth a world in which educational institutions and the business/industrial community collaborate to provide an environment, a set of learning experiences, and a set of opportunities for helping all persons in our society. The career education movement represents this kind of environment. Career education's primary focus is on increasing the ability of individuals to recognize and capitalize on relationships between education and work in our society. It places equal emphasis on society's need for work and the individual's need to find meaning and meaningfulness in his work. There are several areas of societal and individual need to consider within the framework of career development: the current rapidity of occupational change demands that both youth and adults be equipped with adaptability skills (basic academic skills and good work habits); each student needs one or more sets of specific vocational skills that can be used to gain entry into today's labor market; and career decision-making skills are absolutely essential in a society that worships freedom of choice for each individual. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Remarks prepared for the Governor's Conference on Human Resources Development (Austin, Texas, November 19, 1974)