ERIC Number: ED131267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Home as a Learning Center for Vocational Development. Occasional Paper No. 16.
Simpson, Elizabeth J.
It is the role of those in the field of vocational education to become involved and help shape educational delivery to the needs and purposes of the learner. There is a need to recognize advances in media of communication, such as television and audio-video cassettes, that make possible a new role for the home as a learning center for vocational development since home study has the advantage of feasibility at all stages in the life cycle, at all social and economic levels, and in all geographic areas. A home-based system of education could provide for widely expanded choices of courses and curricula through a variety of instructional media designed to: (1) Reach young children who are developing concepts of work, leisure, occupational possibilities, (2) provide for training and retraining for occupational competency on the part of students, employed persons, homemakers and others, (3) help the older worker find new career direction, (4) develop competencies needed by both men and women for their roles as homemakers and family members, and (5) promote the personal development and sense of worth of persons of all ages. The home learning center concept deserves attention not only from vocational educators, but also from curriculum developers, educational technology specialists and research personnel, and home economists. (SH)
Descriptors: Career Development, Delivery Systems, Education Service Centers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Financial Resources, Family Role, Home Instruction, Home Study, Multimedia Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Speeches, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: 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