ERIC Number: ED052359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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A Working Curriculum Paper on Technology and the World of Work and Careers.
Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Education.
This paper is concerned with technology as an area of study in education and how children might learn about technology. The curriculum strategy is intended to help the student gain the skills needed to enable him to earn his way in society, to understand his part in the work force, to understand how technology affects his life, to try out tentative career directions, and to find out about his skills, abilities, interests, beliefs, and values as they apply to technology, the "world of work", and "self." At first, the child will study jobs that are thing-centered or people-centered, then jobs that are product-centered or service-centered. In other words, he will classify jobs according to this continuum. During 3 years the student can study within the major subdivisions of technology, which are communications, construction, manufacturing and service. Also, he will have the opportunity to work within a small student-directed company so that he may apply his knowledge. (Author/GEB)
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Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Education.