ERIC Number: ED164835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Junior Achievement, Inc., and Career Education. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
This monograph, summarizing the ideas of participants attending a two-day mini-conference, was developed to help educators understand the extent to which youth benefit when Junior Achievement (JA) is used as a major resource in community career education efforts. This booklet begins with a brief description of JA structure and programs. This is followed by specific examples of ways in which JA efforts are currently being incorporated into community career education efforts. Four basic problems encountered by JA in working effectively with educators are then discussed. These problems are (1) gaining teacher interest and participation in JA efforts; (2) gaining academic credit for the JA program; (3) avoiding dilution of quality in JA efforts; and (4) competing forces to JA. Finally, after offering three reasons why educators should support JA programs, this monograph concludes with nine suggestions for improving the working relationships between JA and educators. A list of participants and issues raised by the participants is appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Programs, Community Resources, Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Program Attitudes, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01890-0)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.