ERIC Number: ED170478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: A Lifelong Process
Fuller, Jack W., Ed.; Whealon, Terry O., Ed.
Intended for use by students, professional career counselors, and teachers, this book contains a selection of writings by many notable authorities and practitioners of career education in the United States. Its fifty-four articles present background information, philosophical and practical problems, programs suitable for adaptation, and the contributions that career education can make in the normal school curriculum. Part I deals with some of the basic issues and controversy surrounding the field. While the focus of part II is on the elementary school, part III examines secondary and postsecondary career education. The articles give examples of methods which teachers have used to incorporate career education into the curriculum. At the elementary and middle school levels the authors emphasize the development of career awareness and self-awareness in the children. For high school students they recommend several types of work experience programs. Various forms of postsecondary education are included, such as community colleges, proprietary vocational/technical schools, colleges and universities, and adult education. In part IV procedures are described for integrating career concepts into the curriculum at all levels. The concluding section contains articles on the preparation of teachers for career education. Both formal pre-service and in-service education are considered, as well as ways teachers can pursue such preparation on their own. (ELG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Anthologies, Articulation (Education), Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Lifelong Learning, Opinions, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Work Experience Programs
Nelson-Hall Publishers, 111 N. Canal St., Chicago, Illinos 60606 ($18.95; 20% discount on 5 or more copies)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nelson-Hall Publishers, Chicago, IL.