ERIC Number: ED242932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
Megatrends in Career Education.
Hillison, John; Malpiedi, Barbara
A review of literature was conducted to determine the trends of career education emphasis during the years of 1972, 1977, and 1982. Abstracts from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and "Dissertation Abstracts International" were examined for those years. The research showed four major trends. The first trend was that career education was emphasized more in its early years, with a peak in 1977. By 1982, there were only 42.3 percent as many identifiable articles and dissertations as there were in 1977. Second, the most dominant single concern expressed for all three selected years was information, with the concerns categories of management and consequence (i.e., impact on students) rising throughout the 10 years. The third trend was that the most dominant subject category for the ERIC abstracts in 1972 was administration, with curriculum a close second. These categories dropped by 1982, with a peak in the subject category of handicapped/special education in 1982. The fourth trend, compatible with the subject matter trend, was a shift in the target audiences in ERIC abstracts from educational leaders to special needs teachers. No meaningful trends were discernible for foreign countries. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 26, 1984).