ERIC Number: ED149178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: The Role of School-Related Youth Groups and Voluntary Organizations. Information Series No. 108.
Hylton, V. Wendell
Purposes and activities of existing youth groups and voluntary organizations are reviewed in this information analysis paper to determine their relationship to career education. Addressed to youth groups and voluntary organization leaders and sponsors, school administrators and state department vocational education personnel, the paper also identifies areas which need youth group or volunteer participation and outlines strategies for filling these needs. Topics discussed include the following: The individual model of career education, the role of school youth groups and volunteer organizations in career education, and an overview of the current career education impact of school youth groups. School groups designed to help prepare students for occupations discussed are Distributive Education Clubs of America, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Future Homemakers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Office Education Association, and Future Farmers of America. The following information about these groups is provided: Sponsoring organization, distribution, participation, types of career education emphasis provided, and contacts. An overview of the current career education impact of volunteer organizations is presented and the following volunteer organizations are described: Boys Clubs of America, Boy Scouts of America (Exploring Division), Girls Clubs of America, Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, 4-H Clubs, Hire-A-Neighborhood-Youth (YMCA), Junior Achievement, and the American National Red Cross. (TA)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Career Education, Educational Objectives, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Vocational Education, Voluntary Agencies, Work Experience Programs, Youth Agencies, Youth Clubs, Youth Employment
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 108, $3.25, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.