ERIC Number: ED074288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Guide for Establishing a Career Education Program: K-12. Contemporary Curriculum for Career Development Series.
Neal, William L.
An integrated curriculum for career development must be designed and implemented in order to meet the greatest needs of society. Possession of facts as marketable skill is inadequate. Traditional curriculum and teacher roles need to be changed. All students, including the academically, socioeconomically, and physically handicapped, need to understand that career development is a process which they can control. A wide range of activities is needed which offer ways to explore and test self-identify. Career development activities are needed at an early age, while the student is in the mainstream of education. By changing the role of the teacher as a dispenser of fact to that of change agent for the learning environment, by building the curriculum around career development, and by offering a cooperative program to vocational education pupils together with job training and placement services for the handicapped, more pupils will be able to find post-secondary employment. A developmental approach at the elementary and secondary levels to career-oriented objectives should serve to improve the curriculum of vocational and technical education and reduce the flow of unprepared youth into the pool of the unemployed. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Education, Developmental Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Humanities, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Program Development, Program Proposals, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Knox County Dept. of Public Instruction, Knoxville, TN. Dept. of Vocational Education.