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ERIC Number: ED122062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 10
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Career Education: Citizenship Education for the 1970's.
Peters, Richard O.
As is true in all societies, the American schooling process is a formalized effort designed to induct the individual into his/her society. During the course of the 1930s', through the 1940's, and on into the cold war years of the 1950's, a great emphasis was placed on citizenship education; a societal desire to have all American youth systematically processed and inducted into the national culture. In the 1970's, we are again confronted with the tenets of citizenship education--only this time in the guise of career education. As attempt is being made to prepare students not only for their place in the job market by equipping them with vocational skills, but also a drive is underway to help students perceive their social roles and responsibilities. Is career education really citizenship education for the 1970's? Yes! Is career education simply a smoke screen for societal indoctrination? Yes! While the career education movement is interested in developing the individual's skills and talents, it is also obsessed with manipulating the development of the collective whole. Which comes first, career or citizenship? Only time will tell. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Books
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