ERIC Number: ED237700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Career Choices. Grade 8. Revised.
Frederick County Board of Education, MD.
This curriculum guide contains materials for use in implementing a nine-week introductory unit designed to help eighth grade students in Frederick Courts Middle School understand career choices. Addressed in the course are the following topics: resources typically found in a career center, assessing individual interests, career clusters, the decision-making process, the Coordinated Occupational Information Network (COIN) Survey, nontraditional job roles, microcomputers and career exploration, interest surveys and career exploration, student hands-on experience with career center resource materials, individual research and integrated activities, orientation to high school educational plans, post-high school training, time management, appropriate school and work behaviors, qualities employers look for, and local employer and job opportunities. A course calendar, student career plan criteria, course objectives, and a parent letter are provided in the first section. The major portion of the guide consists of detailed lesson plans for each of the 45 days of the course that include lists of objectives, activities, and resources as well as all the sample forms, student worksheets, information sheets, and handouts necessary to present the lesson. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Centers, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Decision Making, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Grade 8, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interest Inventories, Job Shadowing, Job Skills, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Microcomputers, Middle Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Resources, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Time Management, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Interests, Work Environment
Coordinator of Career Education, Board of Education of Frederick County, 115 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Frederick County Board of Education, MD.
Identifiers: Coordinated Occupational Information Network; Frederick County Public Schools MD
Note: This project was partially funded by Project Basic.