ERIC Number: ED068734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Community-Career Orientation Program. Final Report.
New Britain Consolidated School System, CT.
The objectives of this exemplary career orientation program were to provide children in Grades 3-6 with opportunities to: (1) broaden their occupational aspirations and self-image, (2) develop the concept of the dignity of work and pride in workmanship, (3) identify community problems, explore alternative solutions, and contribute to improvement of human life, (4) become aware of occupational opportunities, and (5) formulate through exploratory experience more specific career goals and make wiser course choices for Grades 7-12. During the past 2 years, 8,771 students and 426 teachers have participated in the project activities which were designed to make a classroom of the community by utilizing community resource people in the classroom and by making field trips to various community agencies. Verbal, subjective reports from administrators, teachers, and parents indicate that the program has contributed to a change in student behavior. The children are manifesting a greater degree of: (1) respect for themselves, (2) confidence in learning new things, (3) ease in speaking before peers, (4) knowledge about job opportunities, and (5) pride in their community. Several project materials, including the project proposal, are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: New Britain Consolidated School System, CT.