ERIC Number: ED068667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-26
Reference Count: 0
Middle School: World of Work, Vocational Self-Concept and Career Planning. Final Report.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
The goals of the first phase of a career exploration project were to change attitudes toward the world of work, upgrade values, and improve the self-concepts of approximately 550 Grade 7 and 8 disadvantaged youth in two Hartford middle schools. This was accomplished through a number of experiences and activities developed in five classroom units and three counseling procedures. The classroom units focused on distribution, manufacturing, office, health service, and general service occupations, while the vocational counseling techniques were concerned with self-concepts, interests, and the decision making process. Early in the project, a broad-based advisory committee representing the major industries and employers in Hartford was established. The teachers and counselors participating in the project and the advisory committee formed six sub-committees, and each sub-committee developed a unit covering their particular occupational cluster. The project did not accomplish all its goals but a beginning was made. In subsequent years the project will be projected down into the elementary grades and up into the secondary schools with the aim of developing a comprehensive K-12 program. (SB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Attitude Change, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Decision Making Skills, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Research, Grade 7, Grade 8, Integrated Curriculum, Middle Schools, Occupational Information, Self Concept, Unit Plan, Values, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.