ERIC Number: ED177345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Career Exploration Program Development. Second Edition.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Prepared for use with the Research for Better Schools experience-based career education model, this handbook is designed to assist school personnel to formulate concrete and flexible responses to the challenges of developing exploration programs in collaboration with personnel from community resource sites. The handbook is divided into five chapters. Presenting an overview of exploration program development, the first chapter describes pre-operational tasks and operational tasks that must be performed by school personnel when planning and implementing career exploration programs. Chapter 2 discusses four target areas in which teaching efforts have focused in successful exploration programs: (1) employer and community contexts, (2) careers, (3) practical career information, and (4) use of facts, observation, and experience in personal decision making. The third chapter presents guidelines for conducting a site analysis with site personnel. Chapter 4 presents guidelines for selecting and sequencing learning activities. Also presented is an outline showing the continuum of learning activities, showing each variation and illustrating its use with an example from actual program experience. The final section provides a method for monitoring and documenting program learning activities. Sample plans for implementing exploration programs are appended. (LRA)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Interests, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Interests
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents see CE 023 064-067, CE 023 166, and CE 023 170-172