ERIC Number: ED050272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Planning Ahead for the World of Work: Research Report Abstract, Teacher Manual, Student Materials, Transparency Masters.
Vetter, Louise; Sethney, Barbara J.
Expanding educational and occupational opportunities for girls and women have occurred as attitudes toward women workers have become more liberalized and as legislation has provided for such opportunities and changes. However, research has indicated that many secondary-school-age girls have unrealistic educational and vocational plans and incomplete knowledge of relevant facts about the world of work. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to develop a package of curriculum materials designed to aid girls in considering future alternatives in terms of labor force participation and adult female roles. Curriculum materials and a questionnaire consisting of attitude, objective, and demographic items were developed and pilot tested at the seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade levels. It was found that students at all grade levels gained information about the world of work and women's roles in employment through the use of these materials. A major recommendation was that, with slight revisions, the materials would be appropriate to use with classes of boys and girls. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Planning, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Females, Guides, Instructional Materials, Occupational Information, Pilot Projects, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Transparencies, Vocational Education
Center for Vocational and Technical Education, Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.