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ERIC Number: ED082038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 11
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Career Education in the Elementary School.
Mathewson, Beatrice M.; Staropoli, Charles J.
The aim of education should be total utilization of the abilities of the entire population. Career education must start early enough for the child to prepare his skills for the world of work. A structured career exploration curriculum is divided into awareness, orientation, simulation, and development. The first step, awareness, is designed to develop a positive self-concept in the child and to show him how education helps him reach his goals. The elementary and middle school should develop flexibility, build attitudes, provide basic knowledge, and expose the child to as many careers as possible by utilizing the standard curriculum with shifts of emphasis. Vocational guidance counseling at the elementary level is a vital function of the program. Technical, cultural, social, recreational, consumer, and occupational benefits can accrue from a career education program which develops the whole child. (MS)
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