ERIC Number: ED351509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Career Development Activities for Gifted and Talented Youth.
Montgomery, Janey L.; McKay, Joane W.
This paper gives an overview of career development theory. It examines the scope and sequence of educational activities provided in the authors'"A Guide to Developing Career Education Across the Curriculum," which explains the "Iowa Model" of career education; and it presents practical suggestions to implement career activities with gifted and talented children and youth. A student competency and five activities are listed for each of seven domains (set of skills and concepts) in the Iowa Model: self; interpersonal relations; self and society; decision-making; economics; occupational knowledge; and work attitudes and values. Descriptions of the activities are brief and provide no advice to the teacher, such as time estimates, or support materials, such as student worksheets and lists of resources. Among the student activities are the following: begin a "Lifelong Notebook" in which to collect ideas and dreams as a tool to understanding self; construct a family career tree and interview family members to determine how interests and abilities influence career choices; do research on a person the student believes is a humanitarian and brainstorm how students can serve others; visit college campuses with families; use computer software that simulates a business; and research the impact life-style has on career choice. A list of 34 references is provided. (CML)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Relevance (Education), Talent, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iowa Model for Career Education
Note: Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Giftedness: Growing Up Gifted and Talented (2nd, Taipei, Taiwan, July 24-27, 1992).