ERIC Number: ED200817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Business/Industry/Labor Involvement in Career Education: A National Survey.
Jung, Steven M.; Steel, Lauri
A survey of the nation's 100 largest business and labor organizations focused on commitment to and support for career education and career education-types of activities at the highest corporate levels within these organizations. The sample or organizations included the 75 largest industrial firms, the 15 largest nonindustrial firms, and the 12 largest labor unions. Interviews were conducted with the individual in each organization who was responsible for educational or community relations. Among the findings was that over one-half of the organizations, other than energy and chemical firms, had some awareness of career education in general. Further, most representatives had a reasonably accurate understanding of the objectives of career education. Only three organizations, or four percent of the sample, had adopted policy statements supporting career education, and only two had issued guidelines for local site or branch-level involvement in career education activities. Over three-fourths of the organizations contacted were engaged in at least some career education-type activities (i.e., activities aimed directly or indirectly at promoting students' awareness of the work world and career planning/decision-making skills). (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Evaluation and Program Management (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Tables may not reproduce well due to small print.