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ERIC Number: ED141609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
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An Examination of the Definitions and Concepts of Career Education.
Hansen, Lorraine Sundal
Prepared for the National Advisory Council for Career Education, this paper examines the definitions and concepts which have evolved in the career education movement. (Approaches to the task included a search through the ERIC centers for a pool of definitions of career education, review of major works that have attempted to define the concepts of career education, review of selected State plans, and identification of the commonalities and uniquenesses in different concepts and definitions.) Part 1, Overview of Major Definitions and Concepts of Career Education, contains the following topics: Definitional and conceptual problems, Federal and non-Federal conceptualizations, agency concepts, professional associations, and State plans. Part 2, Toward an Expanded Concept of Career Education, contains the following topics: Major criticisms of concepts, a career development theme, an expanded concept of career education, contributions of vocational and counseling psychology, Dewey's contribution to an evolving concept of career education, career development theory's contribution to an evolving concept, societal trends and career education, principles of an expanded concept, and expanded definitions. References and a supplementary bibliography are included. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Concept Formation, Conceptual Schemes, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Fundamental Concepts, Generalization, Models, Policy Formation, Social Influences, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01738-5)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council for Career Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.