ERIC Number: ED141494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Vocational Education: A Comparison.
Differences and similarities between career education and vocational education are explored in the following areas: Definition of terms; individuals served; phases of career education and their relation to vocational education; placement; education and certification of teachers and other personnel; teaching-learning strategies; and advisory councils and steering committees. General overall differences between career education and vocational education are outlined in the final section and include the following: Career education is for all students; vocational education is for students who wish to acquire skills for a particular job or job cluster. Career education spans early childhood and adulthood; vocational education usually begins no sooner than grade 10. Career education emphasizes unpaid and paid employment; vocational education emphasizes paid employment in jobs that require training at less than the baccalaureate degree. Career education concepts are integrated into the ongoing curriculum; vocational education curriculum has as its core substantive content in a trade area. Similar teaching-learning strategies employed by both career education and vocational education are also noted: To work with advisory councils and the business community, and to use guidance services, including placement; however, career education works with representatives from a wide spectrum of occupations and at all skill and professional levels, whereas vocational education works with people who represent the trade area being taught. (TA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Education, Community Resources, Concept Formation, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Staff Role, Student Placement, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.