ERIC Number: ED109508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Conditions Calling for Educational Reform: An Analysis. Monographs on Career Education.
Herr, Edwin L.; Cramer, Stanley H.
In the first part of the monograph Herr discusses 5 of the 11 conditions discussed in "An Introduction to Career Education," U.S.O.E. Policy Paper, 1974, by director Kenneth Hoyt, calling for reform in our educational systems: (1) school leavers are deficient in basic skills required for adaptability in society; (2) students fail to see meaningful relationships between what they learn and what they do when they leave school; (3) education fails to meet the educational needs of those who will never enter college; (4) many persons are unequipped with the necessary vocational, self-understanding, and career decision-making skills or work attitudes for the transition from school to work; and (5) education does not meet the needs of minority or economically disadvantaged persons. Cramer, in the second part of the monograph, documents five of Hoyt's points: (1) education has failed to keep pace with post-industrial occupation changes, thus contributing to increased worker alienation; (2) career options for women have not been reflected in the educational system; (3) continuing adult education needs have not been met; (4) there is a need for more public participation in educational policy formation; and (5) insufficient emphasis is placed on sub-baccalaureate degree level programs. (BP)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.