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ERIC Number: ED066605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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World of Work. Career Awareness Development Program for the Elementary Grades.
McGinley, Gerry P.
This guide contains teaching suggestions and information for teachers' use in a career awareness program for Grades K-6. The activities are designed to develop basic attitudes concerning the importance and functions of work by: (1) arousing curiosity about the world of work, (2) enlarging occupational horizons, (3) answering questions concerning occupations, (4) developing basic concepts, (5) investigating some occupations at greater depth, and (6) developing positive attitudes toward one's self, other people, and work. To meet the objectives of the program, activities and resources are suggested by grade level for concepts, which are introduced in order of difficulty and degree of abstraction. At the earliest grade levels, emphasis is placed on a general understanding that people work for a variety of reasons and that there are a number of workers who produce goods and a number who produce services. By the sixth grade, emphasis is placed on orienting students to the concept of clusters with the intention of providing a lead-in to a cycle of hands-on experiences with many clusters. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Attitude Appreciations; Economic Awareness; Self Awareness