ERIC Number: ED120972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Meister, Ellen H.
Career education became a force for educational change in 1971 when the federal government provided the initiative and "seed" money to develop career education models in each state. The response of school systems and its implications are explored in this article. The first section focuses on the definition of career education as an outgrowth of initiative for educational reform. A brief historical perspective on career education includes three major reasons for its rapid growth: (1) social and economic conditions; (2) theoretical and practical work on various elements that combined naturally with the concept; and (3) the change strategy used for the development, diffusion, and adoption of career education was effective in securing widespread participation. Some general ways of knowing whether the career education thrust is making any difference in terms of students, educational implementation, and society are cited; external and internal assessment guidelines described and analyzed; and strategies considered for moving the concept toward an operational form. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Nontraditional Education, School Community Relationship, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
Not available separately; see EA 008 135
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin