ERIC Number: ED055225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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The OCCUPAC Project (A Project to Develop Occupational Information Learning Activity Packages for Grades K-9). Final Report.
Peterson, Marla; And Others
During Phase I of a two-phase project, 15 OCCUPACS (learning activity packages) were developed, pilot tested in a university laboratory school, field tested in four public school systems, revised, and submitted to professionals for final review. Intended to provide occupational information to children in Grades K-9 at different levels of difficulty, each OCCUPAC contains multi-media materials in the form of slides, tapes, equipment, and materials used in different occupations, decision-making simulation activities, and other props. Some recommendations resulting from Phase I activities are: (1) Students seem to prefer using the OCCUPACS on an individual or small group basis, (2) Other occupational information activities such as field trips should be included into the OCCUPAC program, (3) Teachers using the OCCUPACS need instruction concerning individualized instruction, career development, how to use information techniques with the packages, and counseling, interviewing, and listening techniques, (4) More OCCUPACS representing a variety of occupations should be developed, and (5) Effective preservice and inservice procedures need to be developed for orienting teachers and counselors to K-9 occupational information. Tape scripts for each of the 15 OCCUPACS are appended. (SB)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston. Center for Educational Studies.