Graduate Theses

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Pedagogical Studies

Supervisory Committee Chair

Richard E. Miller, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Robert Gerry, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Munro Shintani, Ph.D


That students are role-oriented while many schools are still goal-oriented has been demonstrated in this project. Many educators (Goldhammer & Heilman, 1973; Glasser, 1970; Goodlad, 1975; Hansen, 1975; Mink, 1975; and Tyler, 1972) emphasize the importance of students finding their identity and a sense of belongingness. Hoyt (1974), Marland (1971) (1972), and Goldhammer et. al. (1973) see work as an important element in helping youth find a meaningful role for himself in his community. While still in its infancy, I career education is well on its way to carving out a purpose which is critical if American education is to meet the needs of today's youth.



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