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ERIC Number: ED131266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community Education Work Councils. Occasional Paper No. 17.
Wirtz, Willard
The president of the National Manpower Institute discusses the possibility of establishing a new set of institutions--for the development and implementation of education-work and vocational education policy--not in the "world of education" but in broader community. He suggests that there be community education work councils, designed to serve as go betweens for matching student need with those of employers. The council would be composed of representatives of the schools, employers, labor unions, service organizations, the media, and the public at large (including its younger contingent). Although the author views such a change as having difficulties, he suggests that something of this nature is commended by three increasing imperatives: (1) to meet what will be a constantly worsening youth unemployment problem unless we can develop an "economics as if people mattered;" (2) to channel constructively the emergent force of increased citizen involvement in community affairs; and (3) to exploit the possibilities that lie in making the human experience a continuing opportunity for both learning and working. According to the author, a larger pluralism in the structure of education-work or vocational education policy seems to be the key to developing and using the limitless human resource which alone affords the prospect of economic and societal growth upon which the future depends. Audience questions and the author's answers to them follow the lecture script. (WL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Speech presented as one of a series of staff development lectures at the Center for Vocational Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio