ERIC Number: ED383822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Career Education, Hermosa Beach, CA.