ERIC Number: ED181304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Parents and Career Education: Descriptions of Current Practices. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
Conceptualized as an equal partner with the formal education system and the business/labor/industry/professional/government community in effective delivery of career education, the home/family structure has not received proper emphasis. Career education coordinators participating in a miniconference recognized parents' rights and responsibilities in their child's career decision making but differed as to parent interest. They recommended informing parents about general as well as specific topics in education, involving them in the delivery of education, clarifying the career development process, and developing parent interest and involvement. Some specific efforts in local communities to increase parental involvement have already been put into practice. Implications drawn from participant recommendations and discussions of current practice are (1) career education implementation efforts must reach all parents, (2) not all parents must participate for them to be an important component; (3) youth whose parents do not participate must be served; (4) parents should gain basic understandings of career development and basic skills in acquiring and using career information, (5) the collaboration of parents with counselors and teachers must be closer, (6) parents should help children see the presence and value of work within the home/family structure, and (7) parents should emphasize productive use of leisure time. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Involvement, Family Life, Family Role, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-02050-05)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print