ERIC Number: ED200357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Options: A Career Development Curriculum for Rural High School Students. Unit II, Decision Making.
Dunne, Faith; And Others
Designed to last approximately 7 days, Unit II of a 4-unit career development and life planning program for rural high school students focuses on teaching students decision making skills to enable them to exercise more control over their time and energies. The unit introduces the decision making process; provides practice in applying the process (especially to personal decisions); and presents background information about taking risks, using decision strategies, making educated decisions, and acting on decisions. The unit is organized into five color-coded lessons, each containing complete instructions for classroom activities and homework, learning objectives, detailed lesson plans, student activity sheets, and teaching tips. The unit also contains an introduction to the series; an appendix with additional teaching hints, information about group dynamics and discussions, and more student activities; and an adaptation manual with instructions for tailoring the unit to local needs. The field-tested curriculum is designed for the rural Midwest but the program contains detailed adaptation manuals for four other rural regions in the United States (the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Appalachian South areas). (SB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Females, High School Students, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Problem Solving, Rural Education, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($7.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Life Planning; Life Skills; United States (Midwest)
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 593 and RC 012 595-600. All material is in looseleaf form; all units and many of the lessons may be used alone or in other courses.