ERIC Number: ED150587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Career Education--More in English Than We May Have Thought.
Walen, Harry L.
This paper states that the objectives of career education are entirely compatible with those of English teaching. The first section of the paper defines career education, indicates its broad scope and its relationship to all areas of education, and reports the results of a questionnaire sent to high school teachers, which indicated concern on the part of teachers in all areas--including English--for the objectives of career education. The paper then outlines specific ways in which English teachers can further these objectives. For example, it shows how teachers can use the study of literature--biography, fiction, and drama--to help students gain understanding of themselves and of career potentials, and briefly discusses "Macbeth" as an example of using drama to further career education objectives. Finally, the paper considers the story "A Mother in Mannville," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, to illustrate the way a selection can be discussed to combine literary analysis with the development of career understandings. Discussion questions to use with the story are included. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977)