ERIC Number: ED071787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Integrated Career Development Curriculum: Curriculum Statement.
Merrell, Russell G.; Steffens, Herbert R.
The Integrated Career Development Curriculum Project was designed to improve career preparation opportunities for youth who attend small, rural schools by developing a curriculum for grades 9 through 12 that would enhance career opportunities for these youth. The rationale and specifications for the project were discussed in terms of basic technology, society and work, and career guidance. The major goals were that the curriculum (1) provide students with concepts about the institutions and dynamics of our society; (2) prepare students in skills and knowledge which have been found to be useful in a wide variety of occupations; and (3) enable students to acquire information about the world of work, occupations, and themselves. It was decided that the curriculum should be individualized, student manageable, and relevant; that it must provide for integration with existing programs; that it should provide articulation with post-high school experiences, include planned work experiences, take into account community resources, and contain motivational elements; and that it must provide a role for the teacher as a consultant and diagnostician. Information included in the appendices cover curriculum development design; objectives in basic technology, in career guidance, and related to society and the world of work; characteristics of rural students and the rural setting, and working guidelines for the project. (PS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada Western States Small Schools Project, Carson City.