Wendy French

Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Second Advisor

Dr. David Cowden

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The major accomplishment of this project was the creation of career education goals that have been accepted by the nine Kalamazoo County school districts involved in Education for Employment. These broad goals are infusable into all the local districts as they review each curricula.

The essential skills of problem solving, group responsibilities, and basic skills are not subject specific and can therefore be addressed in all curriculum areas. Abilities and indicators are listed with the goals to help local districts specifically address student needs.

The Education for Managing the Future (Career Education K-6) committee, as a sub-group of Education for Employment, felt committed to the ideal that infused career education provides the bond between schools and the future job market. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)