ERIC Number: ED187859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education in Business Education: 4. Current Status and Future Direction.
Calhoun, Calfrey C.
A National Business Education Association (NBEA) survey (spring 1979) sought to gather information and views from NBEA members regarding the status and need for career education in business programs and to identify the types of assistance members needed to further their active participation in career education. The survey focused on four topics: (1) career education in the schools, (2) integration of career education into business education, (3) attitudes toward career education, and (4) needed assistance. Findings indicated that about half of the respondents worked in school and school districts where career education programs existed. Seventy-five percent integrated career education on a daily or weekly basis. The most frequent problems anticipated in increasing time spent on career education included not enough instructional time, lack of money, and low priority of career education integration. Attitudes toward career education were mostly positive, and respondents favored their continued and increased participation in career education. Respondents wanted services and materials of all kinds related to what and how they taught and regarded NBEA as a suitable agent for them. Career education information needed included information on instructional materials and teaching techniques. State education agencies, NBEA, and local school districts were preferred as sources of career education information. (The questionnaire is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Career Education, Information Needs, Integrated Curriculum, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation
National Business Education Association, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Business Education Association, Reston, VA.