ERIC Number: ED182459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-1
Career Education: A Report Card for the 70s and Some Predictions for the Decade of the 1980s.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
The author assesses the career education movement during the 1970s by first reviewing financial support for career education during that decade and then by summarizing the evidence of success in attaining career education goals. Based on this assessment, the author predicts that career education will continue to flourish during the 1980s only if certain challenges are met and obstacles are overcome. These challenges include continued efforts to maintain equal emphasis on basic career education goals; increased efforts to provide a personally meaningful reward system for all participants; continued emphasis on the need for hard data demonstrating the worth of career education; increased involvement of parents, community groups, and the public sector; increased demonstration and implementation efforts at the postsecondary level; and continued importance of each of the ten employability/adaptability/promotability skills of career education. The obstacles include less federal financial support during the 1980s; pressures to increase emphasis on employability skills and school/community pactnerships at the expense of the goal of education reform; pressures to concentrate efforts on only certain portions of the population and at the secondary level; and pressures to move responsibility for providing persons with employability/adaptability/promotability skills to agencies outside the education system. The author concludes by presenting some key thoughts on how to keep the career education movement alive and well during the 1980s. (BM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Northwest Connection National Career Education Conference (Seattle, WA, March 1, 1980).