ERIC Number: ED149126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Career Education and Minorities. Monographs on Career Education.
Jackson, Roberta H.
This monograph focuses on issues involved in delivering effective career education to minority persons. Section 1 reviews concerns and fears of minority leaders relating to career education as a concept and discusses the six career education missions of the U.S. Office of Education. Section 2 discusses the applicability of process and programmatic assumptions of career education to the needs of minorities. Section 3 analyzes reasons why minority leaders are concerned about career education. As the central part of the monograph, section 4 reports results of a study conducted on attitudes of minority leaders toward career education in 1976. The following topics are discussed: attitudes of minority leaders toward conceptual assumptions of career education; some examples of the growth of the career education concept; attitudes of minority leaders toward programmatic assumptions of career education; some successful career education programs for students with special needs; evaluative data on career education projects; and services of civic, social, and professional organizations to meet the needs of minority and low-income students. Section 5 details implications for career education and minorities in the following areas: minority children; unemployed minority adults and school dropouts; federal, regional, state, and local governmental agencies; business, industry, labor, and professional organizations; and the educational system. Specific implications for career education as it relates to minorities are outlined. Appendixes contain response data from the survey. (TA)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Career Education, Concept Formation, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Government Role, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Policy Formation, Program Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Surveys, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01733-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.