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ERIC Number: ED383822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
What Are the Greatest Challenges Facing Education Today? AACE Forum: Trend Watch.
Clark, Donald; And Others
Five educators developed a list of the greatest challenges facing education and careers today. The resultant list is two pages in length and contains 21 briefly-expressed ideas. There is no additional supporting text. Among the challenges identified were the following: (1) making career education (CE) the centerpiece of school improvement at the local and state levels; (2) engaging the employment community within a formal, broad-based structure such as an industry-education council or alliance; (3) involving industry in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of CE staff development/inservice programs and curriculum development; (4) responding to the Department of Education's likely downplaying of vocational education as a response to labor force development; (5) responding to the decreasing role of school counselors as guidance is given over to labor/community groups; (6) helping students make career choices and prepare for actual careers; (7) raising levels of education in thinking and basic skills; (8) stressing curriculum areas' relevance to work and leisure; (9) providing training and education to keep individuals employable throughout their life span; (10) developing/implementing comprehensive collaborative K-12 CE systems; (11) focusing on integrating CE concepts into the total curriculum; (12) establishing career information systems within labor market areas; (13) identifying and communicating forecast blended career opportunities; (14) enabling the United States to compete globally; and (15) helping individuals change careers. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Career Education, Hermosa Beach, CA.