ERIC Number: ED151502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Educating for Careers. Policy Issues in a Time of Change.
Powers, Thomas F., Ed.; Swinton, John R., Ed.
Developed as an outgrowth of a symposium to explore general policy issues in education for work, this book contains abridgements of the contributors' original work. Discussion is organized around three perspectives: (1) the historical and philosophical perspective highlights the issue of agency and the roles that have been and are being played by school and industry in educating for careers; (2) a social perspective is used for viewing the economic utility of educating for careers and the effect on social stratification of escalating educational credentialism; (3) curriculum design provides a useful perspective from which to explore how the fullest and best education for both work and non-work roles may be delivered in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Major sections of the book are titled as follows: "Education and Work: Agencies and Their Responsibilities,""The Relationship of Education to Employment and Work,""Education for Work: Certification and the American Class Structure,""Education Beyond the Economic Model,""Occupational Curricula and 'Generalizable' Education," and "Occupational Education, Higher Education, and a Changing Society." (TA)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Career Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economic Change, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Stratification, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Vocational Education
Penn State University Press, 215 Wagner Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.