ERIC Number: ED392945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Pathways. Teacher's Guide.
Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Vocational, Adult, and Employment Training Services.
This collection of analyzed tasks and competencies supports the Virginia competency-based curriculum for Career Pathways. It is designed to be used by teachers and counselors to plan and implement instruction that meets the requirements of local students investigating potential careers. The guide organizes careers into clusters of career fields. They are explored in three phases. Phase one prepares students to be "career investigators." To obtain the title, students must do the following: assess their role in society, identify their role as a worker, analyze their personal assets, complete a basic exploration of career clusters, select career fields or occupations for further study, and secure a job shadowing position with an employer. Phase two consists of an in-depth study of one to four or more career clusters, including student analysis of working conditions, need for workers, worker qualifications, organizational structures, and common problems and solutions. Students who complete phase two successfully become "Career Analysts." In phase three, students match their interests and aptitudes with occupational information, investigate a variety of pathways to career success, and reinforce the skills and knowledge needed for paid employment. Each competency in the manual is presented on a separate set of pages called frameworks. Frameworks include the competency statement, the performance measure or standard, enabling objectives, instructional activities, and resources. A resource list at the end of the document lists 67 print resources and 3 videotapes. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Vocational, Adult, and Employment Training Services.