ERIC Number: ED197093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Curriculum Needs for the 80's: Colleges and Schools Collaborate. Oregon Interinstitutional Consortium for Career Education Spring Workshop (Salem, Oregon, April 29-30, 1980).
Hughes, Herman W., Ed.; Terry, Arthur F., Ed.
These proceedings summarize activities of a workshop for university and college personnel concerned with infusing career education in their teacher preparation programs. The report contains three major speeches and eight clinic summaries. In the first address, Irv Moskowitz examines the road from curriculum theory to practice. He first describes the many programs offered at Denver's Career Education Center, of which he is principal, then looks at problems of economics, too-high expectations, and curriculum implementation which result from too many courses being added in patchwork fashion. He then suggests twelve curriculum goals based on community priorities. In the second presentation, Norm Singer conducts "Group Grope" with the participants in order to elicit their ideas and integrate them with his ideas and relevant themes from career education literatures. Finally, Decker Walker explains why students are turned off by school, and lists the following four forces that will shape curriculum in the 1980s: (1) the allegiance of young people to the program they are being offered (or their rejection of it); (2) new patterns of communication roles--removal of local control; (3) continued expansion of the demand for diverse kinds of knowledge and skills; and (4) competition among education agencies. Clinic summaries focus on career education curriculum kits; alternative high schools; career exploration for special needs students; evaluating the effectiveness of career education; experiential learning and post-secondary education; faculty development through internships; introduction to the Oregon Occupational Information Coordinating Committee; and career education in the liberal arts curriculum at Oregon College of Education. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Public Policy, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Interinstitutional Consortium for Career Education, Salem, OR.
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