ERIC Number: ED117340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-16
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education: A Position Statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
The Council of Chief State School Officers defines career education as "essentially an instructional strategy, aimed at improving educational outcomes by relating teaching and learning activities to the concept of career development. Career education extends the academic world to the world of work. In scope, career education encompasses educational experiences beginning with early childhood and continuing throughout the individual's productive life. A complete program of career education includes an awareness of self and the world of work, broad orientation to occupations (professional and nonprofessional), in depth exploration of selected (occupational) clusters, career preparation, an understanding of the economic systems of which jobs are a part, and placement for all students." In addition, the council believes that career education is for all learners, is in all levels of education, includes all work (paid and unpaid), includes the total community, and is lifetime education. It represents a concept that actively involves students, parents, educators, and the community. It is not a separate program, but rather a concept that is integrated into and throughout the existing educational structure. Career education offers the emphasis and the means to deliver educational experiences which prepare individuals for a changing and increasingly complex society. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.