ERIC Number: ED372264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
No Big Mystery in Building a Coalition! AACE Bonus Brief.
Careers Update, v7 n3 insert Aug 1994
This document describes the 11-year history of the formation of the Arlington County Coalition for Career Education, which was conceived to help achieve the infusion of sequential career education (CE) activities into the K-12 curriculum in Arlington, Virginia. The rationale for forming a coalition, rationale for infusing CE into the elementary-secondary curriculum, and process of finding a sponsor and establishing a coalition advisory committee are discussed. Described next are the various resources tapped by the coalition builders, including the remnants of the school-board-appointed CE coordinating committee and the pool of participants in a miniconference on CE. The following are among the 11 coalition activities outlined in a discussion of the successes achieved by the coalition: a survey to determine the extent of CE in local schools; campaigns to support national CE legislation, obtain funding for a part-time CE coordinator and career resource centers, and achieve passage of state legislation to fund career awareness and guidance activities; testimony before state and local bodies on numerous issues related to CE; and development of a two-part cable television program on transitional skills. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Career Education, Hermosa Beach, CA.