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ERIC Number: ED110608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 16
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Vocational Education Helps to Humanize the Curriculum.
Shoemaker, Byrl R.
An important goal of vocational education is to accept the responsibility of social and economic change for the benefit of the individual as well as the broader society and to provide a meaningful curriculum for all youth. The humanizing of vocational education is to recognize that preparation for employment is the price tag of the technological age. A student must learn to "know thyself", to "give thyself", and to "support thyself." The career development continuum within the State of Ohio consists of: (1) education for career choice, (2) education for work, and (3) continuing education for upgrading and retraining. Education for work is concerned with helping people prepare for productive employment and includes a broad vocational program at the high school level and post-high school technical/vocational education or professional education. Area vocational education centers in Ohio are full-day centers with three-fourths of the day allotted to instruction in trades and one-fourth to required academics. Other humanizing aspects are: the Occupational Work Adjustment program for dropout-prone 14- and 15-year-old students, the Occupational Work Experience program for mentally handicapped youth 16 and above, the home/family living/consumer education program, and additional programs for the handicapped and the disadvantaged. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio