ERIC Number: ED070856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Research and Curriculum Development for an Exploratory Work Experience Program--10th Grade. Final Report and Appendices.
Crosier, Heidi J.
In order to implement a cooperative career exploration program for Grade 9, a group of 50 Grade 9 students was interviewed concerning their self awareness with respect to vocational interests and planning. A lack of vocational knowledge indicated a need for career education programs. A 1-month pre-pilot program for six Grade 9 students was successful. A cooperative career exploration pilot program will be implemented in the fall of 1972 for 20 Grade 9 students which will include weekly field observations of business leaders who will serve as occupational models. Group discussions relating to these experiences will be held concurrently in class on a 3 day per week basis. The program curriculum is appended separately. Although originally proposed for 10th graders, the program was designed for the 9th grade student, who must choose his high school curriculum. (AG)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Field Trips, Grade 9, Human Resources, Pilot Projects, School Community Programs, Self Concept, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Vocational Education Research and Planning Unit, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: N/A