ERIC Number: ED146399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Education. Research Report 1977-3.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
Intended to aid school board members and administrators in their understanding of career education, this report synthesizes the contents of six regional career education seminars sponsored by the National School Boards Association and the National Association of School Administrators. Focus is on what career education is (the idea that schools should pay attention to what kids know about work), why it should be attempted by schools, and how it is done. In each chapter general discussion of the issues is followed by excerpts from conference presentations by national spokesmen for career education, school board members and administrators from school districts with major career education activity, state career education coordinators, and representatives of business, labor, parents, and others. Topics emphasized in the definition chapter include the need to blend and balance the academic and the practical, to teach adaptability skills and the desire to work, and to define career education locally. A rationale chapter is devoted to the arguments of those supporting career education and one to those opposing it. The final and most extensive chapter deals with techniques in program and personnel development for a school district. Emphasis is on dealing with constituents and sharing power, various means of financing, and implementing systematically with provision for planning and specification of objectives. (JT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Career Education, Concept Formation, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Program Development, School Administration, School Districts
National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.