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ERIC Number: ED158011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 8
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Renewal in Education with Emphasis on Careers.
Campbell, Clifton P.
Government statistics reveal nearly 2.5 million students leave schools yearly without adequate work preparation. Support for career education, as a renewal force, is needed to redirect educational emphasis from academic elitism to open access for occupational preparation. Vocational school graduates choose advanced education almost as often as their academic counterparts. As a primary administration aim, the United States Commissioner of Education advocates career education for all American children. Expansion of that position should provide career education to all regardless of age or social background; we are on the threshold of providing citizen's entitlement to occupational preparation. Career education is a systematic way to (1) acquaint elementary and middle school students with the work world, (2) prepare high school and college students to enter and advance in their chosen field, and (3) allow adults to re-enter formal education, upgrade skills, or enter new fields. To meet changing work needs, we must provide exposure and experience before job entry preparation and retraining opportunities. Perhaps career education should be offered first to students in school and then periodically after employment. Through paid educational leaves, workers in many countries (France, Russia, etc.) continue formal education, without age limit. (CSS)
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States