ERIC Number: ED079470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Career Cluster Concepts.
Frantz, Nevin R., Jr.
The purpose of this report is to provide local school administrators with information about occupational clusters as well as suggested strategies for implementing a career cluster concept approach at the local level. The techniques and procedures presented in this paper need to be modified and adapted by an administrator to conform with local school conditions and priorities. Renewed interest in career education underscores the following general societal needs that educational planning must consider: (1) the need to adapt easily to socioeconomic changes, (2) the need to plan for individual geographic mobility, (3) the need to provide individuals with occupational versatility, and (4) the need to provide students with greater flexibility in occupational choice patterns. Studies which identify various types of occupational clusters and curriculum development efforts are reviewed to provide a rationale for the career cluster concept. Alternative approaches and procedures for implementing the cluster concept and an interdisciplinary approach to an individualized instructional system are presented. A number of resource materials and an extensive bibliography are appended. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Cluster Grouping, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Fundamental Concepts, Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Occupational Clusters, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials
Product Utilization Section, The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus , OH 43210 (one of a set, prices available upon request)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.