ERIC Number: ED073293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-1
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How Can Exploratory Experiences and Other Training Devices Be Used to Develop the Optimum Occupational Orientation Program for Mississippi? Final Report.
Culberson, James O.; Scheer, Ralph A.
The concept and structure of career education was investigated in order to plan and develop appropriate "real-life" vocational exploration programs for Mississippi. This federally-funded research project was carried out by visiting exemplary programs and five vocational program-planning settings throughout the United States, as well as a review of occupational orientation literature. An interrelated project being conducted at the same time consisted of a survey of 54 state and territory project directors requesting instructional materials for career education. The survey resulted in a disappointing quantity and quality of materials, and this scarcity was attributed to the incomplete nature of program development in career. It was recommended that career education planning and implementation for Mississippi begin immediately, with pre- and inservice teacher educator training, coordination at the state and school district levels, and the appointment of a state director in career education. Annotated descriptions of 36 documents deemed valuable for Mississippi program development in the area of "real-life" occupational exploration are included. (AG)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Developmental Programs, Educational Needs, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Personnel Needs, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Resource Materials, State Programs
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi