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ERIC Number: ED033403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 7
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Room to Grow: "Something Special for All Kids."
Platt, Allen H.
ROOM TO GROW, an elementary school career guidance program grew out of frustration with urban problems of education and was shaped by contemporary research in career development theory. Career choice is viewed as developmental. It is also believed that life histories cannot be predicted and that a career is something that gives purpose to life. Experiences are provided which give more attention to the elementary school child's perception of himself and the image of the person he would like to become. Aspects taken into consideration are: (1) attitudes and values toward work, (2) socio-economic level, (3) educational expectations, and (4) self-concept. ROOM TO GROW is conducted once a week for 7,000 fifth and sixth graders in Philadelphia. The program, supervised by three guidance consultants, consists of 25-30 weekly sessions of 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Some sessions are teacher-led, some have guest speakers, some are tours, and others are guidance sessions. The objectives of the program are: (1) to improve self-confidence, (2) to provide a wide range of career experiences, and (3) to develop a desirable approach to the process of career choice. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.