ERIC Number: ED144641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Career Education in the Community College: An Evolving Concept.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
In determining the future development of career education in community colleges, the variables of community college size and geographic location, emphasis on vocational versus liberal arts education, and age levels of students must be considered. The young student needs career exploration, while the adult is broadening skills or lifestyle. Meeting both needs requires community collaboration, faculty attitudinal changes, and cooperation with elementary and secondary school vocational programs. Basic elements of career education include (1) a careful consideration of educational goals; (2) helping students acquire change adaptation skills, including an understanding of the changing meaning of "work"; (3) expansion of career exploration experiences to include academic credit and participation by community personnel and faculty; and (4) work experience opportunities for all students, regardless of academic choices. Finally, all community college efforts should be developed within the concept of career education as a lifelong process which links all stages of education and life. (RT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Speech presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (57th, Denver, Colorado, April 19, 1977)