ERIC Number: ED133492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for Work of the Future.
Feingold, S. Norman
Counselor's Information Service, v31 n3 Special Supplement Sep 1976
There are many possible directions that can be taken to open equal opportunity to all who want work, especially for the handicapped. Since more service-producing industries are expected to grow in the future than goods-producing industries, and accurate job forecasting is good but must be accompanied by adequate education and training, the growth of human services and meaningful careers must be encouraged. With plans being made to involve the handicapped in the world of work, additional planning must be made now for the desired changes in the occupational distribution of the handicapped. Eliminating cultural stereotypes, disseminating career information, and earlier training and education are ways to eliminate existing inequalities. Education for careers requires programmatic cohesion and preparation at all educational levels with cooperation among rehabilitation counselors, special educators, career educators, and vocational educators. Revisions in the transportation system, redesign of jobs, buildings, etc., Federal and State laws, fringe benefits, and group health insurance are areas that must be examined for the disincentives they contain for work. Affirmative action means active day to day cooperation between handicapped employees, employers, and the government. (TA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Affirmative Action, Career Education, Disabilities, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Futures (of Society), Job Development, Job Enrichment, Job Satisfaction, Job Simplification, Labor Force, Labor Needs, Planning, Social Influences, Speeches, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Services, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washignton, D.C. 20036 (Catalog, Free)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, Washington, DC. Career and Counseling Services.
Note: Speech presented at the annual meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped (Washington, D.C., April 28, 1976)