ERIC Number: ED070844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Designed for a Career Exploration Program in the Distributive Occupations for the Tenth Grade Secondary Student. Final Report.
Herman, Thomas C.
This description of the curriculum development and design for an introductory two-semester Grade 10 curriculum for marketing and distributive occupations includes program objectives, a course outline, and a program rationale. Occupational orientation in the first semester precedes individualized exploration of careers in distributive occupations during the second semester. This curriculum is intended to provide for earlier and greater career awareness by students in distributive vocational education and to develop job entry skills. Preliminary project procedures include: (1) surveys of the business community and high school student body to identify job competencies and vocational needs, (2) a comparative analysis of this information, (3) collection of pertinent data from the Connecticut Department of Labor, and (4) the gathering of information concerning student job preferences for occupational guidance purposes. This state and locally funded goal-oriented curriculum design is recommended for adoption as a pilot project in 1973 at Wolcott High School in Connecticut, with successful implementation leading to state-wide adoption by local school systems. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Distributive Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Grade 10, Individualized Instruction, Marketing, Pilot Projects, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Vocational Education Research and Planning Unit, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: N/A