ERIC Number: ED177364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of Career Education as Perceived by Selected Chief State School Officers.
Hansford, Byron W.
Because PL 95-207 requires the chief state school officer in each state to play a key role in the implementation of career education, this study sought the professional judgements of twenty chief state school officers on crucial issues in career education. Among the findings of the interviews was that most chief state school officers felt career education was important, with fifteen of the twenty saying "very important" or "extremely important." Eighteen states indicated an average or higher interest in career education, with half saying that their interest was growing. Most chief state school officers indicated that career education is not moving fast enough and listed the following needs: better understanding, more money, personnel to work in the area, and good inservice programs. In addition, the majority indicated that they were not concerned about the impact of tax-cut initiatives, and most thought that career education could aid in promoting sex equity. (A summary of the results of each of the thirty-three interview questions is provided.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Career Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Interviews, Research Reports, School Personnel, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to thin type