ERIC Number: ED164859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Women's American ORT [Organization for Rehabilitation through Training] and Career Education. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training) is an autonomous affiliate of a worldwide Jewish volunteer organization. It is dedicated to fighting poverty by providing Jewish youth and adults with vocational skills so that they may become productive members of society. In the past, WAO (Women's American ORT) has made major contributions toward improving the image and status of vocational education in the U.S., and now it is becoming involved in implementation of career education efforts: securing greater community involvement in career education, working more closely with K-12 school systems, and encouraging a career education emphasis in higher education. In general, WAO needs (1) to develop a strong, definitive statement on career education, (2) to educate its members about career education, (3) to give career education priority status among its goals, and (4) to gain positions for its members on career education advisory boards at all governmental levels. WAO can use its media contacts to gain greater community understanding for and support of career education. (This paper is part of a series resulting from seminars sponsored by USOE's Office of Career Education on collaboration in career education. The two appendixes to this monograph contain lists of WAO seminar participants and of the thirty issues that they raised.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Action, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Support, Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Jews, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Seminars, Vocational Education, Voluntary Agencies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01904-3)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.