ERIC Number: ED167832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation for Self-Employment: A New Dimension in Vocational Education. A Report of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education. Issue No. 1, January 1979.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.
In the past the task of vocational educators has been to prepare people, especially youth, for known employment opportunities, but today we must be concerned about the adequacy of employment opportunities. The vocational system has paid too little attention to self-employed persons who discover and create their own jobs. These entrepreneurs are essential to economic vitality. There is a parallel need to create more entrepreneurial work opportunities inside existing organizations. The time has come to focus national attention on education for self-employment. We should (1) re-examine public policy to see how government may be discouraging small business formation, (2) enlarge our manpower policy conceptions to include self-employment incentives, (3) encourage business to redefine employment in entrepreneurial terms, and (4) learn how to modify educational programs to prepare people for entrepreneurially defined work. (CSS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.