Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 21, 1974, Page 6

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 21, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa This Type of Career Education Is New Bv Judy Daubenmicr After Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden, those two former tenants of a workless paradise had a lot to learn about how to survive in the w'orld. I Students coming out of high school into the world of work may be experiencing almost as great a shock when they leave academic life and try to earn a living. Larry Willis, recently named to the new post of director of career education at Kirkwood Community college, believes in doing something to ease that shock. “We’ve done a relatively good job in teaching reading, waiting, and arithmetic, the three Rs,” Willis said. “But many students are coming out of high school with no kinds of skills to become employed, as well as a very narrow perception of the career opportunities available to them.” The school's need to be accountable for its use of taxpayers’ dollars demands that that situation be changed, he said. “Either by design or by chance, only two kinds of education have been offered — one vocational and one academic. Both secondary and post-secondary education have ‘tracked’ people into those areas with no option of exploring both avenues,” he said. Career education, which is now spreading across the country, could change this situation. Willis came to Kirkwood Judy Daubenmier from Milford, Neb., where he was director of career education. He also worked as a consultant in cooperative education for the Nebraska department of education vocational division. A definition of the term career education offered by Willis says it consists of all the educational experiences through which one learns about work. It continues throughout life—from elementary school to retraining programs. Career education could be started in elementary schools with a program to develop awareness of work roles. Students could study dusters of occupations, such as public service — mailman, fireman, and policeman. Junior high students could begin an exploratory project oriented towards the world of work which included work observation in the community. Senior high students could participate in a pre-career exploratory program, such as the one planned by Kirkwood this fall. Students may choose to participate in part-time programs in health, business, agri- tm KS &WpMjpy|BM 'v tsp viiw.v.v.v/;%.....>..v..v>.;%....•....v.^w.. Ifs Your Business! Meetings this week of public, tax-spending agencies Monday ll a.m. — Cedar Hapids city council. Special meeting Mayor’s office, city hall. 3:30 p.m. — Linn supervisors. Open session. Room 103, courthouse. 7 p.m. — Marion Independent schools. Regular meeting. Board of education offices. 7:30 p.m. — Linn board of health. Regular meeting. Conference room, Linn health department, 751 Center Point road NE. 7:30 p.m. — Board of directors of the Cedar Rapids Community school district. Regular meeting. Board room, Educational Service center, 346 Second avenue SW. 8 p.m. — Linn advisory board. Regular meeting. Linn Health center, 400 Third avenue SE. Tuesday 8:30 p.m. — Cedar Rapids city council. Informal meeting. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 10 a.m. — Cedar Rapids airport commission. Special meeting. Room 202, airport terminal building. 3 p.m. — Cedar Rapids city zoning committee. Fourth floor council chambers, city hall. 3:30 p.m. — Environmental review committee. Civil defense training room, basement, city hall. 7 p.m. — East Central regional library board. Clinton public library, Clinton. 8 p.m. — College Community board of education. Regular meeting, Prairie high school library. Wednesday 9 a.m. — Cedar Rapids city council. Regular meeting. Fourth floor council chambers, city hail. Noon — Consumers alliance advisory council. Regular meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center. 7:30 p.m. — Ad hoc day care committee. Regular meeting. Lower level conference room, Linn Health center. Thursday 4 p.m. — Kirkwood Community college board of directors. Canceled. Friday 9:30 a.m. — Linn department of social services. Regular meeting. Health center building. 11 a.m. — Urban renewal board. Sixth floor conference room, city hall. business, or trade and industrial occupational clusters. In some areas, the students will be just exploring career options. In others, such as welding, they will be learning skills allowing entry into a job or into Kirkwood’s post-high school welding program. Willis said career education is more than a new name for vocational education. Career education looks at how “the arts and sciences can he applied to the world of work. “It seems like some courses have been developed in a vacuum in terms of what kind of application does thus have to me as a person or to society. Students ask ‘Why do I have to do this?’ If we can’t show the relevance, we ought to assess why we are offering it,” he said. Willis suggested that the career application of a history course could be illustrated to students by taking them on an archeology dig. Schools should take advantage of educational resources other than the classroom teachers which are available in the community since “education doesn’t occur just between 8 and 3 and within a school.” Some schools in the nation have changed graduation requirements to require students to spend three-fourths of Larry Willis the year in school and one-fourth in a cooperative education program or volunteer work. Willis cited a school in California which is being developed around a cluster of occupations. The campus will feature a shopping mall and a small machine repair shop. ‘'Those students will be able to make the tnmsition much easier between the high school program and the world of work or post high school education,” he said. Cornmunity involvement and support is vital to these types of endeavors, he said. Willis also pointed out that the career education concept is broader than the old vocational-technical idea. “There was a dichotomy between college preparatory' and vocational -technical programs. Students were locked into either program with no option to cross-over, when there are skills and knowledge needed in both areas in order to survive. “The goals of carcer education.” Willis said, “do not mean a complete neglect of other kinds of goals of education. They are a part of the goals of education. “If career education isn’t an integral part of the regular curriculum, it’s going to fail. If it locks kids in further, it’s not going to work either.” Unlike vocational training, career education according to Willis includes looking at both paid and un-paid types of work, and looking at new work roles for women. “The critical issue is providing .students with more information about the options available to them. Parents are given more information about the options available to their son or daughter. “Guidance and counseling is a central theme of career education. We need to expand that much more than we have done in the past,” Willis said. Career education is not universally embraced. People in the pure academic world, Willis said, fear the trend could mean an end to arts and sciences. “We need to get the two groups working together,” Willis said. “Both have skills and knowledge needed in the other area.” MULE KOF F'S 1ft 4CIM of •vorytklng for tho 2nd Floor DRAPERY DEPARTMENT SPECIALS! Open Monday 9 a.m. til 9 p.m. V*. I Reg. to $4.49 DRAPERY FABRICS I 99c a yard Beautiful BEDSPREADS V2 off BEDRESTS 50% OH armed & contoured style WALLPAPER 50c a roll DRAPERIES 50% off Ready modes Select Group of FURNITURE THROWS 50% off save ...and more! 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  • Judy Daubenmicr
  • Larry Willis

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 21, 1974

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